CMU Softball Sweeps Evangel, Wins HAAC Title

4 years 1 month 3 days ago April 24, 2013 Apr 24, 2013 Wednesday, April 24 2013 Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:44:00 PM CDT in Sports

FAYETTE -- A Brittany Arnold lineout to Bri Boatwright clinched Central Methodist's third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference softball regular-season championship and berth in the 2013 NAIA Softball National Championship.

Central Methodist, 29-10-1, 15-1 HAAC, secured its third appearance all-time in the National Championship and second straight. The Opening Round will be played May 13-15.

The Eagles increased the longest win streak in school history to 14 games after blanking Evangel by scores of 5-0 and 4-0 and have not allowed a run in four straight games. The Green and Black have not given up a run in nine straight HAAC games.

Central Methodist moves to 10-0 this season at Cox Softball Complex and 18-0 against HAAC opponents in the last two seasons at home. The Eagles have won 16 straight overall in Fayette dating back to last season.

Central Methodist hosts Baker for a doubleheader Saturday to conclude the regular-season before taking part in the HAAC Tournament May 3-4 in Overland Park, Kan. The Eagles are the defending tournament champion.

The National Championship Opening Round features 10 four-team double elimination tournaments. The 40 qualifiers and pairings for the Opening Round will be announced May.

 

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