Rosenzweig, MIT win Super Regional; NCAA Nationals up next

May 20, 2018

Sierra Rosenzweig softball

Sierra Rosenzweig

Anchorage’s Sierra Rosenzweig was part of the go-ahead rally that propelled the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the Super Regional title and punch a ticket to the NCAA D3 Softball Championships.

With the game tied in the fifth inning, Rosenzweig led off with a walk and later scored the go-ahead run in a 7-5 victory over Williams College in the deciding game of the best-of-3 series between nationally ranked teams in the Williamstown Super Regional in Massachusetts.

The 20th-ranked Engineers battled back from a 4-1 deficit to forge a 5-5 tie and eventually win, punching their ticket to the national tournament later this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

MIT (38-9-1) is seeded No. 4 and will face No. 5 Luther on Thursday in the first round of the double elimination tournament.

Rosenzweig, of East High fame, is a sophomore starting left fielder for MIT.

In 44 games she hit .295 with a home run, two triples and 16 RBIs. She added 19 runs and six stolen bases.

In both Game 3s of the Regional and the Super Regional, Rosenzweig walked and eventually scored on the go-ahead base hit.