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Lady Bulldog Softball vs. Columbia College (Mo.)

Sat, May 18, 2002  3:30 p.m.  Decatur, AL
Union Result: W 2-0
NAIA Softball World Series

2002 National Championship Tournament Press Release

Saturday, May 18 - G17 (3:30 pm) – Union (Tenn.) (51-6) def. Columbia (Mo.) (45-15), 2-0


May 18 - Decatur, Ala. – In an elimination game at the 22nd Annual NAIA Softball National Championship at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Alabama, third-seeded Union University (51-6) eliminated No. 6 Columbia College (Mo.) (45-15), 2-0.

Union scored in the second inning on a single from Leah Gronberg that scored Olivia Craden.  The Lady Bulldogs scored again in the fifth inning.  Two-time All-American Rachel Murray (28-4) pitched the second no-hitter of the tournament, striking out nine and walking three. Union will play seventh-seeded Oklahoma Baptist (39-12) at 7 p.m. this evening.

Columbia finishes the season with a 45-15 record.  Monica Mueller suffered the loss for the Cougars, dropping her record to 11-8 for the year.

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