ST.GEORGE, UT (WIAT) – Wallace State’s softball team won its second national championship on Saturday night. The Lady Lions, who came into the NJCAA DI national title game as the eight-seed knocked off Salt Lake City CC 7-3.
Lindsey DeFee only allowed two earned runs on five hits to pick up the win. She also earned the Tournament MVP award.
“I can’t say enough positive things about this team. It seems like for the last month we’ve had a lot of clutch hits from people up and down the lineup. I can’t even begin to name them all, but that’s helped us achieve this ultimate goal, along with our two sophomore pitchers,” said Wallace State coach Jayne Clem, whose team won its first national crown in 2008. “Nobody thinks Alabama can play softball in junior college, so we never get much recognition. We still may not get any after this, but we’ll continue to prove it on the field.”
It’s the Lions sixth national title in all sports.
“Words can’t describe what this means to this team. It’s the best feeling I’ve had in my life,” said DeFee, a Eufaula native. “We proved ourselves the entire tournament. I knew our hitters were going to come through and take the pressure off the pitching staff.”