Sports Notes: Lady Cards ready to go in Utah

Lady Cards softball

The Lady Cardinals are in St. George, Utah, waiting for the start of the 2013 NJCAA National Softball Tournament. The 16-team, double-elimination event begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday.

Seedings and pairings for the tournament were announced Sunday. Coach Ashley Johnston’s squad (33-25), at the tournament for the first time in school history, drew the No. 13 seed. They will play fourth-seeded Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (42-9) at 5 p.m. (CDT) Wednesday.

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TVCC softball photo

Lady Cards softball

Trinity Valley Community College released a softball team photo in advance of next week’s national championship tournament. This year’s record-setting Lady Cardinals include: Andrea Sitter-00; Marci Seymour-3; Candise Wise-4; Erica Jordan-5; Joan Gray-7; Tessa Thomas-8; Jazmine Hicks-10; Kimberly Leschber-11; Melissa Boland-14; Celeste Montoya-15; Taylor Wilson-16; Alexia Martinez-17; Chantelle Whitehead-18; Melissa Billingsley-20; Chyna Phipps-21; Jordan Oivares-22; Shelby Reddington-28; Alex El-Cassabgui-30; Kayla Cosby-33; and Head Coach Ashley Johnston. (COURTESY PHOTO)

TVCC Sports Notes: National softball tournament qualifiers

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Here are the schools having already qualified for the 2013 NJCAA National Softball Tournament May 15-18 in St. George, Utah:

  • Pima Community College, Ari. (46-17)
  • Odessa College (46-19)
  • Weatherford College (48-6)
  • Walters State Community College, Tenn. (38-7)
  • Santa Fe College, Fla (42-16)
  • Chipola College, Fla (43-9)
  • Pitt Community College, N.C. (28-13)
  • Paris Junior College (36-17)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (33-25)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (21-14)

The remaining six spots in the 16-team, double-elimination tournament will be filled by the end of the week.

Tournament seedings and pairings will be announced Sunday.

All tournament games will be webcast online here.

TVCC Lady Cards headed to national tournament

Lady Cards softballBy Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Utah bound!

The Lady Cardinals made school history Saturday, clinching the school’s first-ever national tournament berth with a third straight win in the Region XIV Tournament in Corsicana.

Coach Ashley Johnston’s squad defeated eighth-ranked Galveston (8-2), Blinn (3-2) and Paris (7-5) to punch a ticket to St. George, Utah for the national tournament May 15-18.

The Lady Cardinals went on to finish second in the tournament, falling twice to Paris in the championship games. Paris was an 8-2 winner in the first game and took a 5-4 nine-inning decision in the second.

The Lady Cardinals will carry a 33-25 record to the national tournament.

National tournament pairings will be announced this weekend after all regional tournament play has concluded.

Other schools joining the Lady Cardinals and Paris as qualifiers to this point are Georgia Perimeter College, Pitt Community College (North Carolina), Pima Community College (Arizona), Santa Fe College (Florida) and Chipola College (Florida).