ST. ANN, Mo. -- The softball team is returning to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year as SLIAC tournament champions. The Lady Panthers defeated Webster 7-1 on Sunday morning to take the championship after a perfect 3-0 tourney.
Webster tightened the score to 2-1 in the top of the third, but Greenville put the game out of reach with five runs in the bottom of the fourth.
In the fourth, Samsoe and Wieland had RBI singles, and Kate Jolliff had a two run single. Wieland eventually scored the fifth run of the inning on a wild pitch.
Starting pitcher Brianna Anderson picked up the complete game win as she permitted one run on four hits and one walk. She struck out six.
The Lady Panthers (24-15) will find out their NCAA tournament destination on Monday at Noon during the NCAA selection show.