Softball wins MAC Conference Title

Eastern University Softball rode an outstanding pitching performance from Danika Barthol '27 to a  5-1 win over the York College Spartans and the program's first MAC conference title. Barthol struck out eight and did not allow a hit on her way to Tournament MVP honors.

The Eagles won the title with a 30-6 mark, five years after finishing 6-30. Head Coach Terri Adams took over the program but had a COVID-shortened season in 2020. The program has increased its win total each season since Adams took over.

"This was incredible," Adams said. "I can't believe we did it. I am so grateful for everyone who helped us get this tournament in. The people at Penn were great in getting the field back in playing condition. The players did a great job staying focused through the delay."

With the win, the Eagles earn the MAC Commonwealth's Automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.