Lubbock Christian University took two games from Heartland Conference Tournament host No. 19 St. Mary's Saturday at Rattlers' Softball Park to be crowned the 2017 Heartland Conference Tournament Champions and secure their spot in the NCAA Div. II South Central Regional Tournament.
The Heartland Conference Tournament title marks LCU's second straight Heartland Conference Tournament title. They have won the tournament each season they have been NCAA and Heartland Conference postseason eligible.
LCU has three postseason conference tournament championships in their program history. They have claimed one Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament (2013) and two Heartland Conference Tournament (2016, 2017) championship banners.
Four Lady Chaps were selected to the All-Tournament Team, led by Tournament MVP Katera Eltsosie (pitcher). Lindzi Clemmer (infield), Casey Ingram (infield), and Sara Ralston (catcher) were Lady Chaps also selected to the Heartland Conference Tournament All-Tournament Team.
The win takes the Lady Chaps to the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament, which will begin May 12. The NCAA will host a selection show May 8 to reveal the 64 teams moving on and where they will play.