Our women played two tough games in the elite eight bracket of the national championship tournament in Decatur, Alabama this afternoon. They won the first over Trevecca Nazarene University, but lost the second by one run to William Carey University.
That loss put them out of the tournament. Interestingly, we beat William Carey 4 of 5 games during the regular season, but they beat us twice in the conference tournament three weeks ago.
And while we hate to end the year on a loss, we must be celebrating all this team has accomplished.
The records they have set a whole new standard for this program.
Congratulations to this team of exceptional players!
Congratulations to Head Coach Rick Fremin – who was voted Coach of the Year by the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. – and our Assistant Coaches Alana Fremin, Mallory Meadows, and Shaunte Fremin. They have put Belhaven Softball on the national map.
I told the team right after their loss, that they have gone farther in Belhaven national competition than any other team in our history, other than the year we won the national championship in soccer and the tennis team that won the national championship.
To be the 5th best team is the country is a tremendous accomplishment.
When competing at this level, only one team goes home happy – when they win it all. But let’s not keep this loss today from celebrating this historic softball season of success.
Here is a picture from my phone of a couple of the loyal fans.
I was especially glad to see how great parents were there to support this team today. Of all the teams competing, we had more parent support than most of the other schools combined.