VERO BEACH, Fla. (May 1, 2016) - Chipola College won its second straight FCSAA Softball Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern State College.
The Indians swept their way through the three-day event for the second straight year, going undefeated in five games and earning the right to defend their national championship in St. George, Utah, May 18-21.
Chipola knocked off Miami Dade College, 8-0, in its opening round game - a rematch of the 2015 FCSAA State Championship Game - then beat Region 8's top team, the College of Central Florida, 14-2, to advance in the winner's bracket.
On day two, Chipola and Florida SouthWestern met for the first time in the tournament. The Indians won, 4-3, sending the Buccanneers into the loser's bracket, where they won three straight elimination games, capped by a 3-2 victory over Seminole State College, to earn Region 8's second berth to the NJCAA Division I Softball Championship.
After knocking off Florida SouthWestern in the winner's bracket semifinals, Chipola beat Seminole State on Saturday evening, 10-2, to punch its ticket to St. George.
Chipola's Dana Edmundson was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
For the full list of game box scores and other details, go to our Softball Tournament page at the FCSAA Sports website!
For more photos of the girls in action, check out our Facebook page Softball album - all photos credit to Tom Hagerty.