NCTC, Howard win Region V Softball Championships

NCTC - Region V North Champs
NCTC - Region V North Champs

North Central Texas College and Howard College will be representing Region V at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in St. George, Utah after both teams won their respective regional tournaments.

At the Region V North Tournament in McKinney, No. 3 seed NCTC started the tourney with three straight wins to reach the championship game. But top-seed Weatherford, who lost their first game at the tournament, battled back to reach the title game and knock off NCTC 4-3. In the "if" game, NCTC got a two homers from Hannah Cooper including the go-ahead blast in the top of the seventh to win 4-3.

At the Region V West Tournament in Lubbock, No. 1 seed Howard went undefeated, beating Luna once and Midland twice to get the win.

The National Tournament will be May 17-20.

See complete results for both regional tournaments below.

REGION V NORTH

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

Game 1: No. 3 NCTC 6   No. 6 Grayson 5

Game 2: No. 4 McLennan 2   No. 5 Ranger 1

Game 3:  NCTC 3    No. 2 Temple 0

Game 4: McLennan 4   No. 1 Weatherford 3

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE

Game 5: Ranger 2  Temple 0 (Temple eliminated)

Game 6: Weatherford 8  Grayson 2  (Grayson eliminated)

Game 7: NCTC 7  McLennan 1

Game 8: Weatherford 7  Ranger 1 (Ranger eliminated)

SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE

Game 9:  Weatherford 11  McLennan 3 (McLennan eliminated)

Game 10:  Weatherford 6  NCTC 5

Game 11:  NCTC 4  Weatherford 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

 

REGION V WEST

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

Game 1: No. 5 Luna 8  No. 4 Clarendon 7

Game 2: No. 3 Midland 9  No. 6 Western Texas 2

Game 3:  No. 1 Howard 11  Luna 0

Game 4: Midland 10   #2 Odessa 4

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE

Game 5: Western Texas 14  Luna 10 (Luna eliminated)

Game 6: Odessa 13  Clarendon 5 (Clarendon eliminated)

Game 7: Howard 6  Midland 4

Game 8: Odessa 5  Western Texas 1 (Western Texas eliminated)

SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE

Game 9:  Midland 6  Odessa 4 (Odessa eliminated)

Game 10: Howard 8  Midland 7  CHAMPIONSHIP