#1 Chattanooga State Headed To National Junior College Softball Tournament

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Top-ranked Chattanooga State is headed to the national junior college softball tournament at St. George, Utah, after defeating Walters State 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon and capture the Region VII tournament on its home field.

The national tournament will be May 17-19.

Sophomore centerfielder Shelby Johnson had a two-run home run in the top of the third, and that was the only scoring of the title game.

Lady Tiger ace Ashley Czechner fired the shutout.

Third baseman MeQuilla Franklin scored ahead of Johnson after getting a single.

Chattanooga State put together three singles in the fourth, but could not get another run across.

Walters State got runners on second and third with one out in the fourth, but Czechner got a strikeout and a popup.

Walters State had a runner on second in the seventh when the game ended.

If Chattanooga State had lost that game, there would have been a second game played since Walters State lost earlier in the tournament.

Czechner was chosen the tournament most valuable player.

Making the All Tournament Team were Johnson, Lacye Walker and Andrea Dalton.

Here are the teams in the national tournament thus far:

District A (Region 1): Pima Community College, Ariz. (53-13) 
District B (Region 2, 23): 
District C (Region 5a): Howard Community College, Texas (47-15)
District D (Region 5b): Temple College, Texas (44-15)
District E (Region 6): Butler Community College, Kan. (40-15)
District F (Region 7): Chattanooga State Community College
District G (Region 8a): Seminole State College of Florida (44-19-1)
District H (Region 8b): State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (45-10)
District I (Region 9, 13): Western Nebraska Community College (45-24)
District J (Region 10, 20): Aiken Technical College, S.C. (32-29)
District K (Region 11, 16): Crowder College, Mo. (44-16)
District L (Region 14): Blinn College, Texas (49-8)
District M (Region 17): Gordon College, Ga. (37-17)
District N (Region 18): 
District O (Region 22): Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, Ala. (54-10)
District P (Region 24): Lake Land College, Ill. (51-5) 


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