Christopher Newport Forces Winner-Take-All in Softball Regional

Union, N.J. (5/15/17) – Christopher Newport University registered two runs in the fifth to force a winner-take-all championship in the NCAA Softball Union Regional on Monday.

With two outs, Leah Andrews walked and moved into scoring position with a steal.  Grace Wild moved her closer to tying the game with a single to put runners on the corners.  Wild then stole second herself and both runners came home after Liz Andrews singled to center.

The Cougars had opportunities in both the sixth and seventh to tie the game, but Maiven McKnight was able to work into and out of trouble with a groundout and strikeout.

McKnight (11-1) allowed just one earned run but 11 hits.  Shannon McMahon suffered the complete game loss after allowing three runs and eight hits.

Senior Emily Sabo was 3-for-4 with a run scored while Dana Knapp was 2-for-4 with an RBI.