UT Martin Softball team earns 2009 NCAA berth
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:47 am
“This is a great day for our program,” said Skyhawks head coach Donley Canary. “We are excited about the matchup with Arizona, coach Candrea and I have worked together at camps before so it will be exciting to play one of his teams.”
The Skyhawks went 38-22 overall and 13-10 in the Ohio Valley Conference while capturing their first-ever OVC championship in last week’s OVC Tournament.
The conference tournament win earned them the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament field of 64. Joining the Skyhawks in the tournament will be OVC regular-season champion Jacksonville State, marking the first time that the league has gotten multiple bids into the tournament.
Speaking of the matchup with Arizona, Canary said that, “we know they are a very fast team that has a great pitching staff. We will have to hang with them early and if you can be in the game late you never know what can happen.