DePauw begins quest for national title
May 17, 2007
May 17, 2007, Salem, Va. - The 36-5 Tigers are set for NCAA Division III Softball Championship play as DePauw faces fifth-ranked Moravian in tomorrow's second game at the Moyer Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.DePauw, unranked throughout the season, earned an at-large bid to the Division III Championship and then won all four regional games last weekend. The Tigers, making their first NCAA appearance, defeated Allegheny and Alma and then topped Bridgewater once each on Saturday and Sunday.
Moravian is 35-5 on the season and earned automatic qualification into the Division III Championship by winning the Commonwealth Conference title. The Greyhounds then won all three games in the NCAA Division III Regional.
In Friday's first game second-ranked Linfield (40-6) faces 16th-ranked Emory (32-6) at 11 a.m. Wisconsin-Eau Claire (35-12), ranked 21st, battles 12th-ranked Rhode Island College (41-5) in the 4 p.m. game, while 13th-ranked Washington-St. Louis (32-5) takes on 23rd-ranked Plattsburgh State (35-12) at 6:30 p.m.
The double elimination tournament continues through Monday's championship game with a second championship game scheduled for Tuesday, if necessary.