October 12, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Western claimed its fifth national title and seventh consecutive national final in Ottawa.

Congratulations to the two King’s student-athlete who are members of the Softball championship team: outfielder, Kristen Pearn is in year four towards an Honors Specialization in History and infielder, Rachelle Washkevich who is in year three towards a Bachelor of Arts.

"As a senior on the Western Mustangs softball team, there was nothing I wanted more then to leave my last national championship with a gold medal. Going into the finals we were up against a tough University of Saskatoon team and knew we needed to come out with lots of energy, play good defense and swing the bats well. I have been very fortunate to build lifelong friendships and create memories from being part of the softball team and can't think of a better way to cap off my career than winning gold," says Washkevich.

Western didn’t wait long to put points on the board on Sunday, sending four runners across the plate in the first inning to build up an early lead.

That lead would be extended to 5-0 in the third before the Huskies scored four runs in the fourth. Western claimed its fifth national title with a hard-fought 5-4 victory.

Previously, the Mustangs won four straight titles from 2011 to 2014 followed with silver medals in 2015 and 2016.

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