Longwood softball wins fifth Big South title

Longwood softball wins fifth Big South title
Longwood Softball

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - For the fifth time in seven seasons, Longwood softball is the Big South champion.

The No. 1 seed Lancers took a 3-2 win over No. 4 seed Winthrop in the Big South Championship game.

Longwood Softball (Source: Longwood Athletics)
Longwood Softball (Source: Longwood Athletics)

The title-game win came in comeback fashion for the Big South regular-season champion Lancers, who scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to overcome a 2-0 deficit.

Coach Kathy Riley says the game was a range of emotions and it was 14 hard-fought innings.

Saturday’s championship earns the Lancers the Big South’s automatic bid to an NCAA Regional.

The NCAA Tournament berth will be the fourth in the past five years for the Lancers, who have advanced to the NCAA Regional Championship game in each of their last two appearances.

The Lancers are set to play Tennessee, May 17th at 1:30p.m.

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