Napanee’s Gracie Hearns delivered an MVP performance when it mattered most, helping the Durham Lords capture their 21st Ontario College Athletics Association softball championship banner.
Hearns had three hits and an RBI in the championship game, leading Durham to an 8-7 extra inning win over St. Clair.
The Lords entered the championship tournament as the third seed with a 15-8 record on the season. They went on a roll at the right time, winning all four games in the playoff tournament.
Hearns was awarded the game MVP in the undefeated game of the tournament as well as was named as an OCAA tournament All-Star as a rookie in the league.
In 18 games she hit .302 with 11 RBI with one home run.