• May. 18 - Softball - Judson vs Bluefield College - 0-3
  • May. 17 - Softball - Cedarville University vs Judson - 3-6
  • May. 17 - Softball - Judson vs Oklahoma Baptist University - 1-5
  • May. 17 - Softball - St. Francis vs Indiana Wesleyan University - 3-6
  • May. 16 - Softball - St. Francis vs Campbellsville University - 11-3
  • May. 16 - Softball - Davenport University vs Olivet Nazarene - 5-0
  • May. 16 - Softball - St. Francis vs Freed-Hardeman - 4-0
  • May. 16 - Softball - Hastings College vs Olivet Nazarene - 1-2
  • May. 15 - Softball - St. Francis vs Indiana Wesleyan University - 0-3
  • May. 15 - Softball - University of Rio Grande vs Olivet Nazarene - 6-0
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Softball - Sun, May 7, 2017

ROSEMONT, Ill. --- University of St. Francis made history on Saturday, capturing the program's first-ever Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Tournament crown with a 6-2 victory over Olivet Nazarene University at The Ballpark at Rosemont.

The Saints now take their 41-5 mark and No. 11 national ranking into the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round, a four-team, double-elimination tournament which runs May 15-17 at one of a possible ten sites. Tournament pairings will be announced next Wednesday.

By placing second in the tournament, Olivet Nazarene also locked up its own bid to the Opening Round, where the Tigers will take a 31-12 record into their next postseason round.  

Recapping Saturday:

Olivet Nazarene 6, Cardinal Stritch 0 (Box): Samantha Alberto's grand slam in a five-run fourth inning was the big blow as Olivet Nazarene eliminated Cardinal Stritch in the tournament.  Miranda Southall was also 3-for-3 with a run batted in, giving starter Jamie Kiefer (10-4) more than enough support.  She allowed only three hits in tossing her third shutout of the season.

St. Francis 6, Olivet Nazarene 2 (Box): Anna Wetherell's three-run triple in the fourth inning keyed the victory, putting the Saints up 4-0 at that point. Ally Balandis and Hailey Lenth also drove in a run and had a pair of hits each, while Brooke Karraker went 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Saint starter Morghan Dieringer (24-4) had her 19 2/3-inning tournament scoreless streak snapped in the fifth inning, but went on to complete the sweep of wins in the tournament. She went 4-0 with three complete games to earn tournament mvp honors.

All-Tournament Honors: A total of 20 players were named to the all-tournament squad with the following representations:

Cardinal Stritch (3): Brittney Blazich, Cindy Garces, Fatime Sino
Judson (2): Nicolette Chapa, Lauren Herlihy
Olivet Nazarene (4): Samantha Alberto, Emily Carstens, Kristina Shahan, Miranda Southall,  
Purdue Northwest (1): Taylor Kotzo
Saint Xavier (1): Lexxie Lux
St. Ambrose (2): Anna Boffeli, Julie Trellicoso
St. Francis (6): Ally Balandis, Morghan Dieringer, Brooke Karraker, Hailey Lenth, Katelyn Rolniak, Anna Wetherell.
Trinity Christian (1): Dara Megyesi

The results for all tournament games follow:

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Game #1: No. 3 seed Judson 5, No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch 0
Game #2: No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene 1, No. 7 seed Saint Xavier 0
Game #3: No. 4 seed Purdue Northwest 3, No. 5 seed St. Ambrose 0
Game #4: No. 1 seed St. Francis 4, No. 8 seed Trinity Christian 0
Game #5: No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch 4, No. 7 seed Saint Xavier 3
Game #6: No. 5 seed St. Ambrose 3, No. 8 seed Trinity Christian 0

Friday, May 5, 2017
Game #7: No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene 4, No. 3 seed Judson 3
Game #8: No. 1 seed St. Francis 5, No. 4 seed Purdue Northwest 0
Game #9: No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch 3, No. 4 seed Purdue Northwest 2
Game #10: No. 5 seed St. Ambrose 9, No. 4 seed Purdue Northwest 1
Game #11: No. 1 seed St. Francis 5, No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene 4
Game #12: No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch 9, No. 5 seed St. Ambrose 0

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Game #13: No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene 6, No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch 0
Game #14: No. 1 seed St. Francis 6, No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene 2 (Championship)