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Central Softball Ousted in First Round to League Champion Luther

Posted: Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 5:57 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

The extra days off were not kind to the Central softball team, as they dropped their Iowa Conference semifinal match to Luther on Sunday. Pitcher Mallory Schulenberg was tagged with four runs in just two-and-a-third innings of work in the 9 – 3 defeat, taking just her second loss of her college career. Central’s defense didn’t help matters much, committing three errors on the day. The Norse went on to win the tournament and earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III tournament. Central will now have to wait to see if they are selected as an at-large bid into the field of 62 today. With their performance all season long, the Dutch are expected to be in the field, but the official announcement comes later this morning at 9:00 a.m. in a live webcast on NCAA.com.