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Softball Wins SLIAC Tournament; Earns NCAA Bid

ST. LOUIS — The Fontbonne University women's softball team defeated Webster University Friday, May 6, 2-1 to win the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Tournament and earn their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Griffins used dominating pitching to win the tournament as they allowed just two runs in three games. In Friday’s game, sophomore Kourtney VonBehren allowed just one run in seven innings striking out nine. She earned the complete game victory, her second victory of the tournament. VonBehren earned SLIAC Tournament MVP honors.

Fontbonne (29-8) took a lead right out of the gates as senior Amanda Beaver drilled a two-out single right back up the middle scoring freshman Marissa Simon, who tripled earlier in the first inning. The Griffins increased their lead to 2-0 in the second inning as freshman Cara Hargate doubled scoring junior Samantha Rosner.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Webster got one of the runs back on an RBI double by Hanna Brandisi. VonBehren pitched herself out of trouble in the final three innings to secure the victory for the Griffins.

Fontbonne will find out their next opponent and the date of their next game when the NCAA Tournament Regional assignments are announced Monday, May 9. 

Learn more about playing softball at Fontbonne.