Four former Lady Wildcats were members of the final three teams and 2011 graduate Ainsely Faulk played in the NAIA championship game Thursday as a member of Auburn University at Montgomery.
Reinhardt finished third in the tournament after losing an extra-inning game Wednesday to William Carey and featured three Woodland players, including Randi Wimpy, Taylor Braselton and Sydney Flowers.
Faulk, a junior outfielder, has batted .337 for Auburn Montgomery as of Thursday’s championship game. She played in 42 games this year, 31 starts, and scored 20 runs for the Warhawks.
Auburn Montgomery has gone on to post a 43-6 record this season and is ranked No. 3 in NAIA Division I.
Auburn Montgomery defeated Reinhardt Tuesday. Reinhardt since lost to William Carey to finish third in the World Series.
Leading Reinhardt was Wimpy, who led the nation and finished ninth in NAIA Division I history with 22 home runs. She ranked nationally in 14 batting categories, including finishing second in total bases (169), second in slugging percentage (1.000), third in RBIs (72) and fourth in runs scored (72).
For her efforts, Wimpy was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the year.
Braselton also has contributed to the Eagles and batted .286 with 32 runs scored, 25 RBIs and three home runs on the year. The freshman outfielder has played in all but two of Reinhardt’s 56 games and has started in 49.
Also a freshman, Flowers has seen some spot duties at second base for Reinhardt and has two hits in eight at bats on the season along with two RBIs.
Reinhardt posted a 46-10 record in 2014 and was ranked No. 9 in the country heading into the World Series.