Virginia Wesleyan Wins Third D3 Softball Title Since 2017

Marlins Beat Texas Lutheran 9-1 in Finale
Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 11:57 PM EDT
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Salem, Va. (WDBJ) -Virginia Wesleyan won the NCAA Division III softball championship Tuesday, beating Texas Lutheran 9-1 in five innings in the third and decisive game of the finals at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.

The second-seeded Marlins (46-6-1) claimed their third NCAA title, after having previously won the crown in 2017 and 2018.

Jessica Goldyn and Danielle Stewart homered for the Marlins, while Hanna Hull pitched a five-hitter.

Fourth-seeded Texas Lutheran (36-6) beat the Marlins 3-2 earlier Tuesday in Game 2 to force a third game of the finals.

Hull was named the most outstanding pitcher of the national championships, while Goldyn was named the most outstanding player.

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