The Green Bay Phoenix softball team defeated Youngstown State 5-2 in the opening game of the Horizon League tournament on Wednesday. The regular season champions and tournament's top seed got a two hit performance from pitcher Ashley Nannemann. Green Bay (25-12) will face Valparaiso in the second round Thursday. Head Coach Jean Rivett was named the Horizon League coach of the year for leading the Phoenix to their first ever regular season title. Miranda Reinke, Marissa Michalkiewicz and Brianna Cavin earned all first team honors.