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Softball Finishes Season Ranked In Top 10

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LOUISVILLE, Ky – Randolph-Macon softball jumped into the National Fastpitch Coaches Division III Top 25 Poll after the completion of its season, the NFCA announced Monday morning. The Yellow Jackets finished inside of the Top 10 this year as the eighth-ranked team in the country.

Randolph-Macon recently wrapped up another season for the record books with a trip to Tyler, Texas to compete in the program's first NCAA National Championship series. R-MC also earned its first Super Regional Championship against Christopher Newport and was declared the Champions of the Ewing, N.J. Regional after rain ended the series early. R-MC had defeated Arcadia and Mount Aloysius earlier in the Regional to be unbeaten heading into the final series.

The trip to Texas marked the program's highest finish ever, which is now cemented by the No. 8 finish in the NFCA poll. Six Yellow Jacket seniors finished their careers on the field last week and in the classroom on Saturday during commencement.

R-MC finished the season 30-17 overall, marking the fourth straight year that the Yellow Jackets earned 30 or more wins.  

NFCA Division III Top 25 Poll – June 3, 2019

Rank

Team

2019 Record

Points

Previous

1

Texas Lutheran (8)

40-8

200

8

2

Emory

39-14

192

18

3

Eastern Connecticut State

36-13

184

NR

4

Trine

37-8

176

19

5

Williams

39-7

168

4

6

Illinois Wesleyan

39-10

160

7

7

St. Thomas (Minn.)

43-7

152

3

8

Randolph-Macon

30-17

144

RV

9

Linfield

39-8-1

136

5

10

Lynchburg

37-15

128

17

11

Virginia Wesleyan

42-6

114

1

12

East Texas Baptist

39-6

113

2

13

Rowan

33-15

96

23

14

Birmingham-Southern

35-7

90

6

15

Christopher Newport

37-9

78

11

16

Ithaca

28-9-1

62

10

17

Thomas More

34-11

54

12

18

Geneseo

37-13

52

RV

19

Carthage

30-16

49

NR

20

The College of New Jersey

33-8

47

9

21

Central (Iowa)

27-10

39

15

22

Mary Hardin-Baylor

28-16

34

22

23

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

30-12-1

32

NR

24

Tufts

32-10

24

20

25

DePauw

33-14

19

16

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin-La Crosse 16, Arcadia 12, Southwestern 12, Cortland 7, Manhattanville 5, Coe 3, and Lake Forest 2.

Dropped out: Calvin, Endicott, Kean, and Wisconsin-Eau Claire.