ICC softball looking to make more history at NJCAA Tournament

May 21, 2019

Posted: May 21, 2019 10:13 PM
Updated: May 21, 2019 10:13 PM

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in program history, the icc softball team has qualified for the njcaa world series. the indians begin play on wednesday in clinton, where they;ll try to make more history. wtva's andy lee has our preview. nats of pitching/batting the fastballs are still flying, and the bats are still cracking at the icc softball facility. the indians are one of 16 teams vying for the njcaa division two softball championship, which begins wednesday in clinton. icc earned the 5 seed and will open the tournament wednesday at 1:30 against 12 seed louisburg college from north carolina. andy kirk: 'every team in the tournament has got a dominant pitcher. they've got one that's got more strikeouts than innings pitched. everybody's got a good power hitter, and then you see a lot of mixture of speed.' for icc, summer cryder supplies the power. the former mooreville standout slugged a team high 10 home runs this season. mattie meine is the speedster. meine stole a team-high 49 bases to go along with her .415 batting average. olivia burns is the dominant pitcher. burns, a grenada native, led icc with 25 wins, 151 strikeouts, and a 1.76 era. olivia burns: 'we work really hard. our coaches, they get on us sometimes, but it's just to make each one of us better.' summer cryder: 'we get on the field and we never give up. even if we're getting beat so bad we come back hustling on the field and off the field. good at bats and good defense.' andy kirk: 'this bunch is interesting. i describe them sometimes as bunch of misfits. they just find a way all the time. sometimes it's not the prettiest.' this group might do things a little differently, but the one thing you can't deny is their love for each other. olivia burns: 'the girls this year, we've grown just as close together as we did last year, and we've gotten together and worked hard and that's why we're about to play for a national championship. in fulton, andy lee, wtva 9 sports. mississippi state head football
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