For the fourth straight year the ECC softball team has claimed the NJCAA Division II Region 16 title.
The Falcons will travel to Springfield, Illinois Friday to face Lincoln Land Community College in a best-of-three NJCAA District P series. Games are set for 2 and 4 p.m. Friday. If needed game 3 would be played Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. The winner advances to the national tournament.
Entering the regional tournament as the third seed, ECC won games over St. Louis Community College 8-5 and Mineral Area College 7-4 Friday afternoon to advance to the finals. On Saturday the Falcons lost to the host STLCC Archers, 4-3 in a noon game which forced a decisive rematch. ECC turned the tables on the Archers with a 4-3 win to capture the regional crown.