Faulk, AUM repeat as NAIA national champs
Former Woodland High School softball star, Ainsley Faulk, and her Auburn University at Montgomery softball teammates successfully defended their NAIA Softball World Series title Thursday night (May 28). The 35th annual NAIA national championship tournament was conducted at the Jensen Softball Complex in Sioux City, Iowa.
Faulk, a 5-foot senior outfielder, was utilized in the title game as a pinch runner for catcher Lauren Shaw in the top of the fourth inning. AUM swept through the winners bracket to make the finals, but lost to Lindsey Wilson (KY) Thursday (May 28) forcing an 'if necessary' game for the national title. The Warhawks (46-9) blanked Lindsey Wilson in the nightcap, 10-0 in six innings, to take the NAIA crown for a second consecutive year.
Faulk is the daughter of Havon and Kim Faulk of Taylorsville.
Link to NAIA Softball World Series