Virginia Wesleyan softball to open Division III World Series Thursday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - On the same day as Virginia Wesleyan's commencement ceremony, the Marlins softball team made history.

The Marlins hold up the bracket they went through to advance to the CWS

Jessica Lindsey's RBI double drove in one, and the only run in this game to give the Marlins the 1-0 victory Saturday vs. Kean University in the Virginia Beach Super Regional Championship.

It marks the first-ever Division III Women's College World Series appearance for Virginia Wesleyan (48-2).

"It's kind of surreal," said head coach  Brandon Elliot. "For now, we're just going to soak this thing in."

Freshman pitcher Hanna Hull was lights out, taking a no-hit bid through six innings. She was named the Super Regionals Outstanding Pitcher.

"Just the season we had, just has been so unreal," said Hull. "I couldn't have pictured it going any better."

The Marlins, one of eight teams advancing to Oklahoma City for the NCAA Division III Softball Championship, open World Series play Thursday at 2:30pm vs University of Texas-Tyler. UT-Tyler is the defending national champion.