TUCSON, Ariz. - Due to inclement weather and unsafe playing conditions, the remainder of the NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic has been canceled. 

 

Following the conclusion of the 9:00 a.m. contests, the city of Tucson, which oversees the Lincoln Park complex, halted all games and canceled play for the rest of the day.

Alma, Babson, Central, DePauw, East Texas Baptist, Pacific Lutheran, Transylvania and WashU picked up wins in their morning affairs. With a 2-1 eight-inning win over Piedmont, ETBU finished 4-0, and earned the tournament championship. 

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The Beavers doubled up LeTourneau, 14-7, while WashU won a slugfest over Mary Hardin-Baylor, 17-13. Babson and UMHB each posted 3-1 marks, while WashU improved to 3-1. Alma edged George Fox, 7-6, and DePauw topped Emerson, 11-5, to bring their respective tournament records to 2-3, while PLU earned its first triumph, 3-1 over Emory & Henry.

In the continuation of the halted game between Linfield and Saint Benedict, the Wildcats walked off with a 4-3 victory. The first batter of the morning, Bennies’ Olivia McCabe, launched a two-out, three-run homer in the top of the sixth to even the contest at 3-3. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Katie Phillips stroked the walk-off single to right, plating Kelsey Wilkinson with the winning run.

Transylvania and Central went 4-1 at the tournament, while Emory, Illinois Wesleyan and St. John Fisher concluded with 3-1 records. Berry, Christopher Newport, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, DePauw, George Fox, Piedmont, St. Thomas and Texas Lutheran won two contests apiece. 

2020 NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Team

Madyson Piche, Alma

Isabel Aguilar, Babson

Hunter Padgett, Berry

Kaitlyn Andresen, Central

Lauren Richards, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Becca St. Germain, DePauw

Preslye Cox, East Texas Baptist

Maddie Tomich, Emerson

Jessy McLean, Emory

Anna Thomas, Emory & Henry

Kamryn Potter, George Fox

Hayley Earl, Illinois Wesleyan

Kennedi Dillow, LeTourneau

Kelsey Wilkinson, Linfield

Avery Kelly, Mary Hardin-Baylor

Erin McGrath, Pacific Lutheran

Katelyn Perry, Piedmont

Olivia McCabe, Saint Benedict

Emily Trotman, St. John Fisher

Bridget Armstrong, St. Thomas

Cassie Roche, Texas Lutheran

Kameron Bowling, Transylvania

Nicole Hay, WashU

 * Christopher Newport declined to have a player on the All-Tournament Team

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