Lynchburg softball lands in NCAA DIII super regionals

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- The University of Lynchburg is headed to the NCAA Softball super regionals this weekend, a place the Hornets haven't been since 2008.

Coach Dawn Simmons and her team will play host to Emory and Henry this weekend in the Hill City. The two teams will play a best of three series with a spot in the World Series on the line.

Fresh off two upsets of two time defending national champ, Virginia Wesleyan, the Hornets are playing with lots of confidence.

"I think what they take out of that is, as long as the stay composed and play each at bat, every play, and not let the score dictate how they feel emotionally or whatever, I think they're doing a great job staying even keeled through all those games. Up, down, whatever, they were just locked in. I think this group was all in and I told them all along I truly believe that when this group sets their mind to something, they can accomplish anything," Lynchburg softball head coach Dawn Simmons said.

"We honestly have a bond and we know that if one of us doesn't pick up something then the next girl behind us will and I think we're all just relaxed with each other because we know we'll get it done. We are going to the supers. We're in the Sweet 16. I can't put it into words. The smile on my face probably just shows you how excited we really are," Lynchburg first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood said.