The Coe College softball team is headed to New Jersey for an appearance in the NCAA division three softball championship. The Kohawks open the eight-team double elimination tournament on Friday night against Salisbury University.

Coe advanced by winning a regional in Bloomington, Illinois. Coe coach Bob Timmons says they are finsihed iwth finals and that will make things easier now. It is the second time in four years the Kohawks have qualified for the national tournament.

Timmons says they have three seniors who went to the World Series three years ago and have been telling the others how much fun it is.

Timmons says playing in a tough conference has helped prepare his team for national competition. He says the competition will be very strong in the regional. He says the team stepped up in the conference tournament and he expects them to do the same here.

Coe is 38-11 on the season.