The Clarke College softball team will make it’s first ever trip to the division three softball tournament when the Crusaders play in a regional hosted by Wartburg. Clarke advanced after winning the Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference title. Clarke coach Cara Clark says that was their number one goal this season. She says the accomplishment has added meaning because she is a former standout at the school. Clark says the Crusaders expect to be competitive, despite being a newcomer at post season play.