A huge congratulations goes out to our Oregon neighbors, Linfield College, on their 3rd place finish in the NCAA DIII Finals! The Wildcats fought hard this season, finishing with a 39-15 record. The Linfield Wildcats’ final two games came against this year’s runner up, Texas-Taylor and then National Champions, Tufts and the ‘Cats held their own. Equally as impressive was that this year’s graduating Seniors, end their college softball careers with a combined 154-37 record and 29-11 in the post season (starting off their Freshman year with a #2 finish in the DIII Championships). Talk about a great four years!
The Wildcats’ final game against Tufts was, while not a win, a notable sendoff for the program, especially Senior Pitcher Montana McNealy, who held her own against the National Champs. McNealy held Tufts to one run (a rarity this season for the undefeated powerhouse team). McNealy finished her senior year with an impressive 30-8 record.
We wish Linfield College all the best in their 2016 season and hope to see their graduating Seniors continue to contribute their world-class talent and experience to the sport of fastpitch. Go Wildcats! Oregon is proud of you!.