Ross moved to second on the play, but was soon forced out at third on a fielder's choice by Courtney Krodinger.
With two outs in the fifth, Rachel Donald singled up the middle to bring home two more runs, closing out the scoring at 9-1.
Madi Norman was named the Micki Stratton Award recipient as the WMS Tournament MVP, as she finished the Nationals with a .500 batting average and two home runs.
She also won the Pat Dufficy Award, given to the Home Run Queen of the tourney.
After both teams traded scoreless innings in the third, Finck posted another scoreless frame in the top of the fourth for the Lady Hearts.
The Lady Hearts had their best chance at a comeback in the home fourth, when Haley Ginger doubled to left with one out.
Nikki Cuccio of the New York City Havoc also hit two home runs in bracket play, but in case of a tie, the award is given to the player whose team finishes higher in the final standings. Louis manager Ed Martz won his first ever Women's Major National Championship after 63 years in softball, to go along with an ASA Class A division National Championship the Saints won in 1990.
In addition to Ross (pitcher) and first baseman Norman (utility pick), other Saints named to the All-WMS Tournament team were Payton Staggs (second base), Brittney Krodinger (third base), Sammey Bunch (shortstop), Bailey Lange (pitcher), and Courtney Krodinger (outfield).
NYC Havoc catcher Nikki Cuccio also took home the Diane Schumacher Award as WMS Batting Queen with a .533 batting average. See you in 2018
The Lyons Spirit (PA) topped the Stratford Brakettes 5-4 in the Loser's Bracket Semifinals on Saturday night at De Luca Field, dropping the Brakettes from contention at the 2017 Women's Major Softball National Championship.
The Bloomington Lady Hearts featured three players on the All-WMS Team, as Morgan Edwards (first base), Ally Wiegand (pitcher), and Kate Mc Lean (outfield) took home the honors.
Rounding out the All-WMS Tournament squad were catchers Nikki Cuccio (New York City Havoc) and Halle Kisamore (Nook 23 Gold), outfielder Elaine Bedell (Lyons Spirit), utility pick Lauren Pitney (Stratford Brakettes-second base), and pitcher Reilly Gearhart (Nook 23 Gold).
Bloomington moved into the title game by outlasting the Nook 23 Gold in the Loser's Bracket Final Sunday morning in an all-time classic matchup, 3-2, in 15 innings. Louis also defeated the Lady Hearts in the Winner's Bracket Semifinals, 6-4, on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea Ross (2-0 in WMS Bracket Play), picked up the win with a four-hit, complete game performance.