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Augustana Returns To Ronken Field After Winning Division Two National Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time since winning the NSIC Tournament nearly a month ago, full stands at Ronken Field welcomed back the Division Two National Baseball Champion Augustana Vikings. The team and fans celebrated the program’s first ever title this evening.  It helped drive home the reality that Augustana had become the first northern team in 49…

Augustana Baseball Welcomed Home

The Vikings return home after winning D-II National Championship

Sioux Falls, SD – The Augustana baseball team returned to Sioux Falls Sunday afternoon after winning the D-II National Championship on Saturday. They were greeted by family, friends, and fans as they walked in with the championship trophy. Click on the Video to hear from the team about what it feels like to win the title.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Augustana Vikings Win NCAA Division Two World Series

Vikings Defeat Columbus State 3-2 In Title Game

CARY, N.C.  —  The Augustana Viking baseball team has defied long odds and made history. Augustana defeated Columbus State 3-2 on Saturday in Cary, North Carolina to win the College World Series and the NCAA Division Two National Championship. No program from the Northern Sun or old North Central Conference had ever won a title.  No program farther north than…

USD’s Chris Nilsen Named Midwest Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS—South Dakota sophomore Chris Nilsen has been named the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USTFCCCA) Midwest Field Athlete of the Year, announced Friday. Nilsen earns the USTFCCCA’s Midwest honor for the third time of his career, earning it indoors this season and outdoors a year ago. A pole vaulter out of Kansas City, Mo., Nilsen enters the…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Augie Has Chip On Shoulder Entering Title Game

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Augie Has Chip on Shoulder Entering Title Game

Cary, N.C. – The Augustana Vikings are just one win away from a National Title even though they were only seeded 5th in the Regional. The Vikings formula for success has been strong pitching to go along with a deep lineup. The Vikings have two chances to secure the title on Saturday. They would be the most northern champion since…

Augie Advances to Championship Game

Augie Advances to Championship Game

CARY, N.C. — Seven strong innings from ace Tyler Mitzel and a 4 RBI performance from Michael Svozil prompted the Augustana baseball team to a 8-2 victory over Southern New Hampshire Thursday afternoon in the Division II College World Series from the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The win moved the Vikings to 3-0 in the series and clinched a…

Augie Proving That Seeding Isn’t Always Right

Augie Proving That Seeding Isn't Always Right

CARY, NC…The Augustana baseball team is no stranger to turning low seeding into quality performances. The Vikings went into the Central Region as a 5 seed and came out on top. An accomplishment some say was fueled by doubters. Jordan Barth, Augie Freshman, Infielder:”I mean that five seed we weren’t happy obviously and we knew we were better than that,…

Augustana Baseball Team Showing Competitive Spirit

Augustana Baseball Team Showing Competitive Spirit

CARY, NC… The Augustana baseball team had another off day Wednesday as they prepare for Thursday night’s game that could propel them into Saturday’s championship at the D-II College World Series with a victory in Cary, NC. Head coach Tim Huber notices a difference in the competitiveness of his team this year. He feels being ranked #1 late in the…

Augie Enjoying Extra Time Off at World Series

Augie Enjoying Extra Time Off at World Series

CARY, NC… The Augustana baseball team couldn’t be in a better spot. They have won the first two games in their bracket and don’t play again until Thursday. That means their ace starter Jacob Blank will have even more time to get ready after missing the first two games started by Tyler Mitzel-complete game and David Flattery who with help…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Poised Vikings Stave Off Top Seeded Florida Southern

Vikings Advance To Bracket Championship

CARY, N.C.  —  About a month ago the Augustana Vikings briefly ascended to the number one ranking in Division Two baseball before promptly losing three of their next four. Last night at the College World Series Augie showed the form that got them to number one by knocking off the number one seed in the tournament! Ryan Menssen’s second inning…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Augustana Edges Top Seeded Florida Southern

Vikings Win 50th Game Of The Season And Remain Unbeaten With 6-5 Victory

CARY, N.C.  —   Augustana’s 50th win of the 2018 season was their wildest, and most important, one of them all. Fueled by mistakes by top seed Florida Southern, the Vikings built a 5-0 lead through two innings and held off the Mocs rally to win 6-5 at the College World Series on Sunday night in Cary, North Carolina. Augustana (50-9)…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Mitzel’s Complete Game Preserves Augie Bullpen For Sunday

Vikings Second World Series Game Moved Up

CARY, N.C.  —  The advantage of having time off between games at the College World Series for Augustana’s pitching staff is, for the moment, gone. With rain expected tomorrow in North Carolina, Augie’s second World Series game with Florida Southern has been bumped up to this evening at 6 PM. Fortunately for the Vikings, Tyler Mitzel made sure the bullpen…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Augustana Enjoys Rain Delay

Vikings Had An Hour And 45 Minute Rain Delay During First Game

CARY, N.C.  —  Augustana had plenty of fun on the field during their College World Series debut, a 5-2 victory over Southern New Hampshire. They had plenty of field off it during a one hour and 45 minute rain delay as well!  Click on the video viewer to see how the Vikings hilariously passed the time on Saturday!

USD Sends Six & SDSU Sends One To NCAA Track & Field Championships

Qualifier Over The Weekend In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA  —  The South Dakota Track & field progra will be sending a Division One record six competitors to the NCAA National Championships in Eugene Oregon June sixth through the ninth. At the West Preliminary in Sacramento, sophomore and Parker native Zack Anderson qualified for the high jump with a leap of 7 feet and one inches. Also qualifying…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Mitzel Dominates As Augustana Wins Opener

Vikings Defeat Southern New Hampshire 5-2

CARY, N.C. — Strong pitching from starter Tyler Mitzel and efficient offense propelled the No. 5 seed Augustana Vikings to a 5-2 victory over the fourth seeded Southern New Hampshire in the first game of the 2018 NCAA Division II College World Series from the USA National Training Complex Friday afternoon.   It’s the Vikings first College World Series win…

Oral Roberts Claims 19th Straight Summit League Tournament Title At SDSU’s Expense

Jacks Fall In Championship Game 11-3

TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts continued its dominance on the diamond in the Summit League Baseball Championship, defeating South Dakota State, 11-3, in the title game Saturday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles, who claimed their 19th league tournament title, improved to 38-18 overall. SDSU had its season come to an end with an 18-32 overall record. For…

Jacks Jump On NDSU To Advance To Summit League Tournament Championship

SDSU Beats Bison 13-7 To Return To Tournament Title Game For First Time Since 2013

TULSA, Okla. – South Dakota State jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead and went on to defeat North Dakota State, 13-7, Friday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium to earn a spot in the Summit League Baseball Championship title game. With the win, the Jackrabbits improved to 18-31 overall. SDSU will face top-seeded Oral Roberts in the title game at…

World Series Format Could Give Augustana Pitchers A Big Advantage

Vikings 3rd Ranked Staff Will Get Plenty Of Rest Between Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s almost time for the Augustana to take the field in the Division Two College World Series. And time itself could be a key factor toward the Vikings winning a national championship. For an Augie team used to playing as many as four games in two days, the scheduling format of the World Series will see…

Augustana’s Wylie & Blank Named All-Americans

Helped Lead Vikings To College World Series

MARSHALL, Minn. — Senior right hander Jacob Blank and junior designated hitter Lucas Wylie – who are both student-athletes on the Augustana baseball team competing in Saturday’s Division II College World Series – earned All American honors by the D2CCA Friday afternoon.   Blank was named to the second team while Wylie garnered honorable mention honors.   Blank, a native…

Jacks Beat WIU at Summit League Baseball Tournament

Jacks Beat WIU at Summit League Baseball Tournament

TULSA, Okla. – Korey Kuhlmann led a solid performance by the South Dakota State bullpen with 4 2/3 strong innings to help lead the Jackrabbits to an 8-4 victory over Western Illinois in an elimination game Thursday afternoon at the Summit League Baseball Championship at J.L. Johnson Stadium. Both teams ended the day with 17-31 overall records. Western Illinois was…