JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Flagler College got off to a hot start in the Thursdays' NCAA Division II elimination game against St. Joseph's (IN.), but could not hold on as the Pumas advance with the 5-2 win.
The Saints took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 4th when 3B Tori Jolley hit a two run double to right-center. Flagler stayed strong through 5 innings, but errors proved to be costly in the 6th when the Saints lost their composure allowing Pumas to pounce.
A fielding error by 2B Alona Personius allowed a runner on first and that was just the beginning. A throwing error by SS Laurne Bessent moved the runner to second, a wild pitch advanced the runner to third, and a throwing error by C Robyn Draper allowed the first Puma run to cross the plate. A single scored another run tying the game at 2-2.
The final blow for the Saints came off of the bat of Rachel Weaver as she homered to left-center driving in three, giving the Pumas a 5-2 victory.
The Saints end their season with a record of 39-20, and their first National Championship run.