NEWPORT NEWS (WAVY) – The defending national champions are still alive. Virginia Wesleyan University bested rival Christopher Newport University 7-2 on Saturday evening, and claimed the NCAA Newport News Region championship.
With the win, the Marlins (48-2) advance to face Berry College in next weekend’s Super Regional.
“It’s just awesome,” said sophomore pitcher Hannah Hull, who went a full 7 innings to deliver the title over their rivals.
“We knew we were going to have to face (Christopher Newport), and at first it was kind of like, dang, this isn’t going to be the best.
“But we came out, we responded really well, and I think we did really great this weekend.”