May 17, 2021
ADA — Senior Abby Davis (New Palestine, Ind.) and juniors Lauren Renner (Columbus/Hilliard Bradley) and Stacey Walters (Sunbury/Big Walnut) were named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference Softball Tournament Team.
The Polar Bears (24-18-1 overall) the OAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 5-3 victory over Muskingum on Sunday.
In five tournament games, Davis hit .400 with a team-best five runs scored and a .526 on-base percentage as a leadoff designated player.
Renner, a shortstop, hit a team-best .429 with 6 RBI, a .526 on-base percentage and a stolen base.
Walters pitched in all five games and went 3-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 30.0 innings in the circle.
Northern won the OAC Tournament title for the sixth time in school history and its second in the last three seasons and will play No. 12-ranked Salisbury (Md.) in the First Round at Marshall (Tex.) Regional on Friday.
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