The William Penn softball team will be the top seed in the Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament in Iowa City this week. The Lady Statesmen won the MCC regular season title with a 28-4 record and won their final nine games of the regular season.
Penn coach Mike Christner they had a young team and it was just a matter of how soon the talent would jell. He says his team is playing its best at the right time, with good pitching and defense. The offense has been led by junior Tyanna Helton who set a career record with her 32nd home run over the weekend. Helton also leads the team with 61 runs batted in.
Christner says the other players have done a great job of getting on ahead of Helton and that puts pressure on the other team. As the top seed William Penn will need to win only two games to win the tournament.