The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team ended its season by losing twice on Monday. It enabled the Augustana Vikings to escape with the national title. The Javelinas were the national runner-ups for NCAA Division II softball.
Nonetheless, it was a remarkable season for the Javelinas. They managed to win 52 of their 62 games in their best season in program history.
A heartbreaking end to a fantastic season. pic.twitter.com/uaMnElEy11
— Javelina Softball (@TAMUKSB) May 28, 2019
“Great series,” TAMUK coach Craig Nicholson said in a press release. “I’m sure everyone was entertained. Like I told the girls [Augustana] got some breaks, especially in the second game. We jumped out 4-0 and they kept fighting. We stopped scoring.”
“But it’s not really about this game. It’s about what this team has accomplished this season. We changed the culture and had a season that nobody expected and [ Victoria Schoonard-Saborio and Roxy Chapa ] are a huge reason why that happened.”
The Javelinas took a win in the first game of the series with Augustana, but unfortunately lost the next two games on Monday with the same score of 6 – 4.
You can see a breakdown of the games right here.
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