Denison University (9-7, 27-17) captured its sixth North Coast Athletic Conference softball tournament championship after defeating DePauw (10-6, 29-12), 1-0, in eight innings of game 7 of the 2012 NCAC Softball Tournament on Sunday after incliment weather forced the tournament to be extended an extra day.
The Denison University softball team captured its sixth NCAC Softball Tournament all-time after defeating DePauw, 1-0, in eight innings of game 7 of the 2012 NCAC Softball Tournament. Game 7 was needed after DePauw earned a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Big Red in game 6. For more information on the tournament, including the all-tournament team, you can visit the championship website by clicking the link below.
The 2012 NCAC Softball Tournament is set for Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, at Allegheny College. The Gators earned the right to host after winning the NCAC championship with a regular season mark of 12-4 in league play. Allegheny has now won five NCAC softball titles all-time.
As the 2012 North Coast softball season enters its final week of conference play, the race to qualify for the conference tournament is heating up. Hiram (8-4, 18-14) is on a six-game winning streak and has moved into second place in the conference. Allegheny (9-3, 23-8) remains in the top spot, while Wooster (7-5, 21-11), DePauw (8-6, 24-10), Wittenberg (7-7, 22-14), Denison (6-6, 19-15) and Ohio Wesleyan (6-6, 13-17) remain in a tight race. This week will determine which four teams will make the NCAC Tournament as there are many critical matchups on the horizon, highlighted by Allegheny traveling to Hiram and Wooster hosting Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday. Four doubleheaders will take place on Saturday, including Hiram traveling to Denison, DePauw hosting Kenyon (3-9, 11-23) and Ohio Wesleyan visiting Allegheny.
The 2012 North Coast softball season heated up last week with Oberlin (1-5, 9-17) setting the school record for wins in a season with nine. The Yeowomen posted a 3-1 record last week and beat Ohio Wesleyan for the first time since 2000. This week features nine conference doubleheaders as the season starts to wind down, and is highlighted by Denison (3-3, 16-12) traveling to Wooster (4-4, 17-9) on Tuesday, Allegheny (6-2, 20-7) hosting DePauw (4-4, 20-8) Saturday and Wittenberg (7-3, 22-10) hosting Denison on Saturday.
The DePauw University softball team (18-6, 2-2) dropped two spots to No. 12 on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25 poll, released on April 11th. The Tigers, who are one of four NCAC squads with only two league losses this season, will be back in action this weekend with a pair of doubleheaders at Wooster (16-8, 3-3) on Sasturday and Denison (2-2, 15-11) on Sunday.
The 2012 North Coast softball season continued last week with Wittenberg (5-1, 20-8) moving into first place in the NCAC after going 4-0 in league play. This week features eight conference doubleheaders and is highlighted by DePauw (2-2, 18-6) traveling to Denison (2-2, 13-11) on Sunday, Kenyon (3-3, 11-17) hosting Allegheny (4-2, 17-6) Saturday and Wooster (2-2, 15-7) hosting DePauw on Saturday.
The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) has placed all 10 member institutions on the updated 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings which includes the results from 2011-12 NCAA winter postseason championships. The Directors' Cup Standings measure each institution's overall achievement in postseason play by awarding points based on each team's finish in NCAA postseason competition.
The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) has one softball squad ranked among the nation's best. DePauw, 15-3, moved down four spots to No. 10 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25 after posting a 3-3 record last week.
The 2012 North Coast softball season continued last week with Allegheny (2-0, 15-4) finishing 3-0-1 last week, including its first 2-0 start to NCAC play in three years. In addition, Oberlin (0-2, 8-12) tied the school record for wins in a season with eight. This week there are seven conference doubleheaders scheduled, highlighted by Wooster (0-0, 13-5) traveling to Allegheny, Wittenberg (1-1, 16-8) hosting Kenyon (2-0, 10-12) and Ohio Wesleyan (1-1, 7-9) visiting DePauw (1-1, 15-3).