IPFW Summit League Softball Tourney Champs; NCAA Bound (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi

May 12, 2013 Updated May 12, 2013 at 1:15 AM EDT

FARGO, North Dakota (www.incnow.tv) - A three-run sixth inning, including a tie breaking Brittany Kachur bases loaded walk, lifted IPFW to its first ever NCAA Softball Tournament appearance, as the Mastodons topped North Dakota State 7-4 in the Summit League Tournament final Saturday.

IPFW (34-14) will find out its opponent, and location of the games for the NCAA Regional, on Sunday night

The Mastodons, which fell in the first game of the day to the Bison 7-4 but remained alive as the only unbeaten team in the double elimination tournament, were led by tournament MVP Ashleigh Bousquet who hit two home runs on the day and scored three times.

Megan Flenniken picked up the win for the Mastodons in the second game, striking out 15 batters on the day, eight in the final game.

Alex Bousquet, Miranda Kramer, Flenniken, and Audrey Mintari were each also named to the All-Tournament Team, along with MVP Ashleigh Bousquet.

For highlights of the title clinching win click on the video icon on the screen above.

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