The Owens Community College women's softball team will look to advance to the national championship tournament for the second time in three years as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII (District G) Women's Softball Championship later this week. The tournament will occur in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10.
Led by Head Coach Duane Lanham, the Express will take a 21-15 overall record into the double elimination tournament where they will play the winner of the Ancilla College (19-23)/Grand Rapids Community College (33-16) game at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. If they would advance, the Express will play at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. The championship game will occur at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10.
Teams participating in the tournament include Owens Community College, Ancilla College, Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College (32-22), Lansing Community College (29-17) and Kalamazoo Valley Community College (31-14).
Lanham's team finished the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference regular season with an 8-4 record (second place).
The NJCAA Division II Softball National Championship will take place May 16-18 in Clinton, Miss.