The Kutztown University softball team received a police escort and fireworks for their return to Berks County. The Golden Bears fell to Central Oklahoma in the Division II National Championship on Monday.
Fans, parents, faculty and friends lined up in front of Keystone Hall to welcome the Golden Bears home late Monday evening after a lengthy bus ride from Salem, Virginia.
Despite coming up short in the title game, the Golden Bears had a season worth remembering. At one point they lost 13 of 15 games and didn't look like a postseason contender.
But the Golden Bears turned it on late, winning 14 straight games en route to the championship game, capturing their first-ever PSAC Championship and second Atlantic Region title.
Kutztown finishes with a record of 37-22 this season.