The Grand View College softball team closed out the season by making its first trip to the NAIA National Tournament in Decatur, Alabama. The Vikings won their final game over William Woods of Missouri but did not make it out of pool play. They finished the season with a record of 34-24 after a slow start.
Grand View coach Lou A. Yacanich says their March record was 4-13 and since then it’s 30-11. Yacanich says his team got better as it gained experience. He says last fall they had all kinds of new players to put together.
Yacanich says this is the kind of season that can build momentum for a program. He says it will be nice to talk to the new recruits and returning players and say they finished at the national tournament. With only two seniors on this year’s team the Vikings expect more success in 2007.