Softball: Edgren, Crown now sit atop throne
NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan – Brittany Crown said she and her Robert D. Edgren teammates had grown tired of playing Far East Division II Softball Tournament bridesmaids.
Crown, the Eagles senior right-hander, put a stop to that Wednesday, striking out 14 batters to propel the Eagles to their first D-II softball title in school history, outlasting Daegu 5-2.
Crown was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
“I’m so proud of my team, of how far we’ve come,” Crown said of an Eagles team that’s usually confined by snow to a gym for practice, and usually don’t see a field until after a long bus ride in late February or early March.