Gloucester Captures Second-Straight DIII Softball Championship
May 20, 2012
Lady Roadrunners Inspired by the Play and Passion of Pitcher Kristina Morgan
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Gloucester County College (N.J.) won its second consecutive national title in NJCAA DIII Softball with a 1-0 victory over Anne Arundel Community College (Md.) Saturday (May 19th) in the tournament's final contest held in Rochester, Minn.
The championship caps a remarkable year for the Lady Roadrunners, especially for pitcher Kristina Morgan (right) who lost sight in her eye in December and was told by doctors that softball was no longer in her future. Luckily for GCC, Morgan was determined to pitch again and after getting clearance to play (wearing protective headwear) she led her team through a tough bracket in Rochester to claim the program's second national championship.
Morgan baffled AACC in the title game and throughout the entire tournament. She earned both the Outstanding Pitcher and Tournament MVP Awards.
Click here to read more about Morgan and GCC's remarkable story by Pat Ruff, The Post-Bulletin (Rochester MN)
Complete 2012 NJCAA DIII Softball Bracket -- All-Tournament Team/Awards