Taylor’s Anna Gunderson, a Center Grove High School graduate, was named to the Crossroads League All-Tournament Team after helping the Trojans to the championship and the softball team’s first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
The freshman second baseman had nine hits in 21 at-bats (.430), with two doubles, one triple, one home run, one stolen base, two RBIs and six runs scored in five games. Taylor defeated Marian, Mount Vernon Nazarene and Bethel to claim the winners bracket title; and Huntington fought its way through the losers bracket to earn the right to play the Trojans for the championship, needing to defeat them twice. Huntington won the first game, but Taylor won the deciding contest to claim the title.
Gunderson had five hits in eight at-bats in the two championship games. Taylor will travel to Waleska, Georgia, on May 14 to 16 to take part in one of the 10 first-round four-team tournaments that will determine the 10 teams that will compete for the national championship in Columbus, Georgia, beginning May 23.