Tufts’ fifth-inning outburst solidifies program’s first national championship
Brian Francis, NCAA.com
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — For the first time in program history, Tufts took home the NCAA Division III national championship trophy, winning its back-and-forth title game against Cortland State 6-5.
“It’s a little surreal,” Tufts coach Cheryl Milligan said. “It hasn’t really hit.”
The Jumbos cruised through the first three rounds with efficient play in all aspects of the game. They outscored their opponents 15-1 without committing an error and only trailing for a half inning during the tournament.
In unfamiliar territory, the Jumbos overcame multiple deficits to earn their first championship.