NJCAA crowns 10th-seeded Angelina (Tex.) 2014 softball champ at Canyons Complex

NJCAA softball World Series at The Canyons Softball Complex, Angelina vs Central Florida. St. George, Utah, May 17 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Angelina, Tex., beat Central Florida 8-5 Saturday afternoon to capture the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association championship at the highly-regarded Canyons Softball Complex, culminating the four-day national event hosted by St. George City,

The Lady Roadrunners built an 8-1 lead in the “if necessary” game of the double-elimination tournament, then held off a Patriots rally to hoist the trophy Saturday evening. Angelina was a heavy underdog as the 10th-seed going into the tourney, but rushed through all competition to earn a shot at the title.

The eighth-seeded Patriots handed AC a 6-2 loss in the first championship game, but couldn’t rally against the ‘Runners in the second game.

St. George News photographer Robert Hoppie captured some of the top moments from the event Saturday, so check out his photos here:

Tourney website

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