Virginia Wesleyan softball advances to Division III NCAA Championship series

Virginia Wesleyan celebrates their national championship berth.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – With their backs against the wall in three straight games, Virginia Wesleyan stayed confident and composed. The Marlins came out on top of the nation defending national champion University of Texas-Tyler Patriots 5 to 3 in a winner-take-all game Sunday afternoon.

The Marlins put five runs on the board in the second inning behind a Kiersten Richardson single. Freshman pitcher and ODAC pitcher of the year Hanna Hull got the Marlins out of a no out, runners on second and third jam in the top frame of the sixth inning.

The Marlins advance to face St. John Fisher in a best-of-three National Championship series. First pitch is set for May 29 at 2:00 p.m.