It took five and a half hours and 17 innings between two games on Sunday, May 14 at the George Mason Softball Complex in Fairfax, Virginia, but the Fordham softball team secured its fifth straight, and sixth overall, Atlantic 10 Championship with a walk-off 2-1 victory in the ninth inning of game two. With the day’s results, the Rams improve to 45-15 on the year. Announced on Sunday night, Fordham will play in the NCAA Regional, hosted by #11 Utah, and including Mississippi State and BYU. The Rams will play the Utes on Thursday, May 18, on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m. EST.
Freshman Madie Aughinbaugh, making her first postseason appearance in the circle, allowed just one unearned run in the first inning but shut down the Minutewomen thereafter, tossing eight more scoreless frames for a personal-best total of nine, and delivered the day’s biggest hit, punching a single down the right field line to score Chelsea Skrepenak from second base to cap the walk-off win.
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