EAC Softball wins region title
By Kris McBride

2023 Softball Team

Eastern Arizona College Softball clinched the ACCAC Division One region title and is headed to nationals (EAC - Lori Dugan photo).

THATCHER, Ariz. — The Eastern Arizona College Softball Team clinched the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Division One Region title on May 13, 2023, and is headed to nationals in Oxford, Alabama from May 23 - 27.

The Gila Monsters defeated the Central Arizona College Vaqueras by a score of 9-0 in the championship game. Eastern Arizona’s Jayleen Tomlinson was named the most valuable player of the regional tournament held at EAC.

“About six weeks ago the team made a decision to win the whole thing,” said Kate McCluskey, EAC head softball coach. “Every bit of enthusiasm comes from them. We are just trying to stay out of their way.”

The Gila Monster softball team completed the season with a 44-17 record. Several players received ACCAC honors, including:

  • Jaileen Mancha- Pitcher of the Year, ACCAC First Team, ACCAC All-Region
  • Savannah Clausen-ACCAC First Team, ACCAC All-Region
  • Cassidy Morrow- ACCAC Second Team, ACCAC All-Region
  • Mariah Cunningham- ACCAC Second Team, ACCAC All-Region
  • Jaylene Tomlinson-ACCAC Second Team

“I’d like to thank our team’s parents,” said McCluskey. “They helped us throughout the season and cooked and fed the team during the regional tournament. Their support has been a determining factor in our success.”



Enroll Today in EAC Summer Classes:  Classes begin on May 31. Register by calling EAC’s Records and Registration Office at (928) 425-8481, or online at www.eac.edu.


About Eastern Arizona College:

Eastern Arizona College – the first community college in Arizona – has helped students claim their dreams since 1888. With campuses in Thatcher, Globe, and Payson, EAC’s qualified and caring instructors prepare students for the most in-demand careers and advanced study at universities. EAC offers more than 80 certificates and degrees, including the #1 nursing school in Arizona, a fine arts program featuring the only marching band in Arizona, and an engineering program that brings students up to speed for success at universities and top-tiered firms. Students thrive at EAC, making friendships that last a lifetime. EAC’s vibrant student experience includes on-campus housing, more than 30 clubs and organizations, active intramurals, and nationally ranked athletic and e-sports teams. At EAC, most students leave with $0 debt. Let EAC provide an affordable way for you to claim your dreams. Contact admissions@eac.edu or call (928) 428-8272 today.



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