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Image: 2013 SOFTBALL REVIEW

2013 SOFTBALL REVIEW

After a 26-12 regular season, this year's Augustana softball team won three straight CCIW tournament games to win the championship and earn the conference's automatic NCAA tournament bid. Coach Kris Kistler's club won consecutive games over regular season champion and host Carthage to clinch the program's fourth conference tournament title. The Vikings won three of five games at the NCAA Division III Regional at Pella, Iowa to finish the year with a 32-14 mark.

Image: Behnke named MVP for softball

Behnke named MVP for softball

Sophomore left fielder Laura Behnke, who led a 32-14 Augustana squad in nearly every offensive category this season, has been named the Vikings' 2013 Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player. Junior shortstop Krista Watson and sophomore outfielder Chelsea Lavin shared Best Defensive Player honors.

Image: Behnke rakes in all-Great Lakes Region first team honor

Behnke rakes in all-Great Lakes Region first team honor

Augustana sophomore leftfielder Laura Behnke has been rewarded for an outstanding season by being named first team all-Great Lakes Region. She was the unquestioned offensive leader for a Viking team that went 32-14, won the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Tournament and placed third in the NCAA Division III Pella, Iowa Regional.

Image: St. Thomas edges Vikings 5-4 in NCAA tournament

St. Thomas edges Vikings 5-4 in NCAA tournament

Top-seeded St. Thomas held on for a 5-4 win over sixth seed Augustana Sunday at the NCAA softball regional at Central College. The loss ends the 25th-ranked Vikings' season at 32-14. St. Thomas, ranked eighth in the nation, moves on with a mark of 41-6.

Image: Vikings beat Coe 5-1 to advance to Sunday

Vikings beat Coe 5-1 to advance to Sunday

Freshman Ashley Anderson threw four shutout innings against 12th-ranked Coe Saturday and junior Jamie Rehmert paced the offense as Augustana remained alive in NCAA tournament play with a 5-1 win over the Kohawks. The 25th-ranked Vikings improve to 32-13 on the year and move on to face top-seeded and eighth-ranked St. Thomas (40-6) Sunday at noon. Coe ends its season at 34-8, with two of the losses coming at the hands of the Vikings.

 

Scores

2.28.2013
Augustana - L (0
Alma - 1)

2.28.2013
Augustana - W (5
Ferrum - 2)

2.27.2013
Augustana - W (12
Immaculata - 0)

2.27.2013
Augustana - W (6
Rochester Institute of Technology - 1)

2.26.2013
Augustana - W (16
SUNY-Canton - 0)

2.26.2013
Augustana - W (2
Alma - 0)

2.25.2013
Augustana - L (2
Capital - 4)

2.25.2013
Augustana - W (4
Rose-Hulman - 0)

2.23.2013
Augustana - W (6
Ave Maria - 1)

2.23.2013
Augustana - W (8
Ave Maria - 3)