OLLU Softball celebrates first national championship win in school history

No. 1 ranked Saints swept Jessup in the NAIA World Series

SAN ANTONIO – Our Lady of the Lake University threw a massive celebration for their softball team on Monday afternoon for winning the NAIA World Series.

It was the first national championship victory in school history.

A couple of fire trucks from Station #8 of the San Antonio Fire Department escorted the softball squad to the field.

The players were showered with confetti, hugs, and cheers as they walked to the OLLU Softball field.

A considerable crowd was on hand to recognize the champs, another special moment in addition to winning it all.

The No. 1 ranked Saints beat Jessup University in the final 2-0 to finish the season with 57 wins and three losses.

The Saints won all four games at the NAIA World Series.

The NAIA named Cassandra Valdez of the Saints the National Pitcher of the Year, marking the first time an OLLU student-athlete has been a national player of the year, according to a press release.

Valdez went 30-1 from the mound and finished with a nation-best 0.53 ERA in 197 innings pitched, the university said.

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