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Softball’s march to title game

051513Feature_SoftballThey came oh so close.

The UNCG Softball team entered the SoCon Tournament the fourth seed. With junior Raeanne Hanks pitching, they took the first two games in shut-out fashion, including one over top-seeded Appalachian State.

In the title game Saturday on ESPN3, she pitched again. The team gave up no runs through regulation. The defense was stellar, including a video-highlight snag (seen here) by Aisha Figueroa in left field. In the 11th inning, Georgia Southern finally scored on a home run. Final score 1-0.

Hanks went 24 straight innings without giving up an earned run until that 11th inning walk-off home run.

Hanks, who is a social work major, was named the SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

Catcher Lindsay Thomas, who had two home runs in the semifinal game, was named to the All-Tournament Team.

(CW livetweeted updates and pictures from the final two games.)

Earlier in the week, Thomas had been named SoCon Freshman of the Year.

Joining Thomas on the SoCon All-Conference first team was junior Katelyn Bedwell, who majors in elementary education. Six UNCG players made second team honors.

Thomas broke the school record for most home runs in a season with 17. (Two of those were in the tournament.)

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