Michigan was named the NFCA Leadoff Classic champion on Sunday, finishing a perfect 5-0 weekend with a win over No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette. Tennessee also finished the tournament with a 5-0 record, but lost the tournament title to the Wolverines on a run-differential tiebreaker.
For complete results for the NFCA Leadoff Classic, including boxscores of all games played this weekend at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga., click here.
The Wolverine pitching staff was a big factor in Michigan’s 5-0 record over the weekend as they allowed only three runs during the tournament. Michigan right-hander Jordan Taylor was named the Most Valuable Pitcher for the tournament thanks to the freshman’s 0.95 earned run average and 3-0 record.
The Most Valuable Hitter was given to Louisiana Lafayette’s Holly Tankersley. Tankersley hit .412 with 8 RBIs, and a tournament high three homeruns. The entire All-Tournament Team includes:
Most Outstanding Pitcher – Jordan Taylor, Fr., Michigan
Most Outstanding Player – Holly Tankersley, Sr., YR, LA-Lafayette
Courtney Bures, Sr., SS, Mississippi State
Megan Gibson, Sr, P, Texas A&M
Becca Heteniak, So, P, DePaul
Jamie Hinshaw, Sr., 3B, Texas A&M
Jennifer Lapicki, Fr., UTIL, Tennessee
Haley Long, RF, Nebraska
Brittany Osmon, Sr., 1B, Florida State
Roya St. Clair, So., C, Michigan
Amber Smith, Jr., P, Illinois State
Katie Smith, Fr., LF, LA-Lafayette