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Softball Team Advances in Regional Tournament

Megan McCormick drove in four runs in the IUP softball team's win over Winston-Salem State on Friday, May 13, 2011, in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional. (Keith Boyer photo)

The softball team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional after defeating Winston-Salem State 7-0 on Friday, May 13, 2011. (See photos from the game.)

Next, the tournament-hosting Crimson Hawks (34-6) will play Saturday, May 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Podbielski Field on IUP’s South Campus against the winner of Friday's game between California and Kutztown.

Saturday’s winner will advance to the championship game Sunday, May 15, at noon, and the victor will move on to the NCAA Super Regionals, May 20 and 21 at a site to be determined.

On Friday, IUP's Megan McCormick drove in four runs to back the three-hit shutout pitching of Erin Holloway.

In postseason play, McCormick has thirteen hits in twenty-five at bats, with fifteen RBIs. She hit three home runs and drove in eleven runs in IUP’s march to the PSAC title.

Holloway struck out eight and walked three in posting her tenth shutout of the season and thirty-first of her career. The senior righthander has won all seven of IUP’s postseason games and was the MVP of the PSAC tournament.

Find more information and updates on the IUP Athletics’ softball website.

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