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2007 Softball National Championship

September 19, 2005
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27th Annual Softball National Championship
May 18-23, 2007 - Wilson Morgan Softball Complex - Decatur, Alabama

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DECATUR, Ala. - From the 2007 NAIA National Softball Championship at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Alabama, Oklahoma City University (53-6) defeated Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.) 7-2 in the title game to remain undefeated in the tournament.

The Stars of Oklahoma City took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning and held the lead for the entire game. Leading the 2007 tournament in hitting (.325) and RBI (42), Oklahoma City continued their offensive dominance in the title game. After scoring two runs in the second, the Stars added four in the fourth inning and one additional run in the sixth inning.

The four-run rally in the top of the third inning began when third baseman Cat Calvert (2-for-4) scored on a bobble by first baseman Jessica Hibma. The Stars scored three additional runs in the inning by Erin Slettvet (2-for-2), Brittani Ellis (1-for-4), and Laurin Hess (1-for-3).

Most Valuable Player Dasha Shemebreva pitched seven complete innings allowing one earned run and striking out five batters. Shembereva, in the tournament, pitched 40.1 innings, allowing only two earned runs in eight games. Shembereva's eight wins will set a new tournament record for wins.

Point Loma Nazarene scored one run in each of the third and fourth innings but failed to score late and fell to the Stars. Centerfielder Paige Powell led the Sea Lions going 2-for-4 with one run scored. Left fielder Amanda Addie was also 2-for-4 in the contest.

Four pitchers combined to suffer the loss for Point Loma with Tyler Lent dropping her season record to 15-5 on the season. Lent was the starter with Kira Wommer coming into relief in the third inning. Melissa Gomez entered in the fourth inning and KC Robertson entered in the sixth inning.

More information on the 2007 championship, please visit www.naia.org.

MONDAY SCHEDULE

Game #1: California Baptist def. Saint Gregory's, 5-1  Box

TUESDAY SCHEDULE

Game #9: Simon Fraser def. St. Gregory's, 10-3 Box

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

Game #13: Point Loma def. California Baptist, 4-2 (12) Box

All-Tournament Team

POOL PLAY SCHEDULE

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
California Baptist Simon Fraser (B.C.) Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)
Virginia-Wise Columbia (Mo.) Bethel (Ind.) Tiffin (Ohio)
Mobile (Ala.) Oklahoma City Houston Baptist (Texas) St. Gregory's (Okla.)
Savannah Art & Design (Ga.) Vanguard (Calif.) Thomas (Ga.) William Penn (Iowa)
Dickinson State (N.D.) Lee (Tenn.) Shorter (Ga.) Bellevue (Neb.)
Friday Pool Games
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
California Baptist def. Virginia-Wise, 10-1 | Box Simon Fraser (B.C.) def. Columbia (Mo.), 11-1 (5)| Box

Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) def. Bethel (Ind.) 6-2  | Box

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) def. Tiffin (Ohio), 3-1 | Box
Savannah Art & Design (Ga.) def. Mobile (Ala.), 5-1 | Box Oklahoma City def. Vanguard (Calif.), 7-0| Box Thomas (Ga.) def.  Houston Baptist (Texas) 5-2 | Box St. Gregory's (Okla.) def. William Penn (Iowa), 2-1 | Box
California Baptist def. Dickinson State (N.D.), 5-0 | Box Simon Fraser (B.C.) def. Lee (Tenn.), 9-8| Box Trevecca Nazarene  (Tenn.) def. Shorter (Ga.) 5-2 | Box Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), def. Bellevue (Neb.) 9-0 | Box
Mobile (Ala.)def. Virginia-Wise, 11-2 (5)p.m. | Box Oklahoma City def. Columbia (Mo.), 10-0 | Box Houston Baptist (Texas) def. Bethel (Ind.), 2-1 (8) | Box St. Gregory's (Okla.) def. Tiffin (Ohio), 2-0| Box
Dickinson State (N.D.) def. Savannah Art & Design (Ga.), 7-5 | Box Vanguard (Calif.) def. Lee (Tenn.), 5-4. | Box Shorter (Ga.), def. Thomas, 3-2 | Box William Penn (Iowa) def. Bellevue (Neb.), 1-0 | Box
Saturday Pool Games
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
California Baptist def. Mobile (Ala.), 6-1 | Box Oklahoma City def. Simon Fraser (B.C.), 3-1 | Box Houston Baptist (Texas) def. Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.), 3-2  Box Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) def. St. Gregory's (Okla.), 1-0 (10) | Box
Savannah Art & Design (Ga.) def. Virginia-Wise, 5-2 | Box Vanguard (Calif.) def. Columbia, 2-0| Box Bethel (Ind.) def. Thomas (Ga.), 7-1 | Box Tiffin (Ohio) def. William Penn (Iowa), 7-6 (10) | Box
Dickinson State (N.D.) def. Mobile (Ala.), 4-3 | Box Oklahoma City def. Lee (Tenn.) 10-1 | PBP Houston Baptist (Texas) def. Shorter (Ga.), 3-1| Box St. Gregory's (Okla.) def. Bellevue (Neb.) 3-2 | Box
California Baptist def. Savannah Art & Design (Ga.), 14-1 | Box Simon Fraser (B.C.) def. Vanguard (Calif.), 5-4 (8) | Box Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) def. Thomas (Ga.) 9-1 (5)| Box Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) def. William Penn (Iowa), 2-1 | Box
Dickinson State (N.D.) def. Virginia-Wise, 2-1  | Box Lee (Tenn.) def. Columbia (Mo.), 7-4 | Box Bethel (Ind.) def. Shorter (Ga.), 5-1 | Box

Tiffin (Ohio) vs. Bellevue def. (Neb.), 3-2| Box