History was made yesterday as the 13th ranked A&M-Commerce Lions softball team won the South Central Region 1 Championship by defeated Tarleton State 14-2. The Lions move on to face Angelo State Thursday, May 17 in San Angelo. The Lions and the Rambelles have faced off 3 times already this year, with ASU taking the 3 games. The Lions and the Rambelles face each other in a best of three series. The winner heads to the National Softball Championship tournament in Salem, Virginia. The top 8 teams in the nation face off the week before Memorial Day. Could we see 2 team national championships in the same year? From here, its possible….
The Lions completed their season with a 16th place finish in the NCAA Super Regional Tournament. Blake Hartford and Garrett Landers led the Lions in the Regional performance as both shot under par for the tournament.
This is the final Morning Wire for the school year and what a year it has been. Let’s take a look at what all teams have accomplished.
Volleyball-NCAA Division II National Tournament Qualifiers (First since 1988)
Cross Country Teams-NCAA Super Regional Qualifiers.
Men’s Basketball-20 plus wins and NCAA Division II National Tournament Qualifiers.
Women’s Basketball-Most Wins in 10 years, 3rd place in the LSC
Men’s Track-Conference Champions (Indoor) and Two National Individual Champions
Men’s Golf- Regional Qualifiers
Softball-Program Record for most wins, NCAA Division II National Tournament Qualifiers, Super Region 1 Champions….season continues on.
It has been a great season for Lion Athletics, one of the best in recent memory. It has been a great season and hope that maybe we can cover a Softball Team’s run at a National Title.