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National Championship Surreal For Augustana After Month-Long Road Odyssey

Vikings Won 17 of 20 On The Road Over The Last Month To Claim Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  After spending most of the last month on the road, the NCAA Division Two National Champion Augustana softball team has their feet firmly planted on the ground back home in Sioux Falls. Which is a little bit strange. The last time the Vikings played a game in Sioux Falls was on April 24th!  Between the end…

What is the Next Step For Champion Augustana Softball

SIOUX FALLS, SD— Augustana after losing in the NCAA Regionals the past two seasons, they claimed their glory by winning the NCAA DII championship on Monday. Then less than 24 hours after winning the championship the champs returned home yesterday. Where awaiting them was family and friends to celebrate their accomplishment. But for many of the seniors on team, they have…

D-II Softball Champs Return Home!

  SIOUX FALLS, SD— The Vikings should be partying like its 1991 after winning their second softball national championship in program history last night, and the champions returned back to campus today. The Vikings road to the championship was not easy. During this run, they had to travel to Minnesota for regionals. Then Augie went to Oklahoma for super-regionals. Then finally…

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Augustana Softball Rallies Past Kingsville Twice To Claim Title!

Vikings Claim Second National Title In Program History With

DENVER, CO  —  The Augustana Viking softball team are the 2019 NCAA Division Two National Champions after a remarkable Memorial Day of comeback victories. With their backs to the wall in the best-of-three National Championship Series after last night’s 7-2 loss in game one, Augustana rallied from 3-2 down in game two to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-4 and force a…

Augustana Rallies Past Kingsville To Force Decisive National Championship Game

Vikings Take Game Two 6-4

DENVER, CO  —  For the second time this postseason the Augustana softball team stared down elimination and won. If they do so again they’ll be NCAA Division Two National Champions. Following last night’s 7-2 loss in the Championship Series first game, the Vikings rallied from one run down to defeat Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-4 in game two to force a decisive…

Kingsville’s Six-Run Sixth Inning Sinks Augustana In Opener Of National Championship Series

Vikings Will Have To Win Twice On Memorial Day To Claim National Title After 7-2 Defeat

DENVER, CO. —  The Augustana softball team will need to win twice on Memorial Day to make their National Championship dream come true. In a game that was delayed nearly five hours by lightning and severe weather in the Denver area, Texas A&M-Kingsville’s six-run sixth inning proved to be the difference in Game One of the NCAA Division Two National…

Huber Proud Of Vikings 2019 Campaign

Young Roster Nearly Returned To College World Series

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Augustana baseball team’s quest for a second straight national title came to an end yesterday as the Vikings were swept away by Central Missouri in their Super Regional. Though it’ll be hard to ever again be satisfied with anything but raising a national title trophy after last year, Augustana still had plenty to be proud…

Augustana Ready For Exciting National Championship Rematch With Texas A&M-Kingsville

Vikings lost to Javelinas 3-2 in February

DENVER, CO  —  Through all their successes, the Augustana softball team has maintained that anything less than a national championship wouldn’t satisfy them. Now they’re two wins away from that goal. With last night’s 6-0 victory over Young Harris, Augie advanced to the Division Two National Championship series.  The Vikings have been unbeaten and largely unchallenged through three victories. Now they’ll…

Augustana Shuts Down Young Harris To Advance To National Championship

Vikings Win Semifinal 6-0

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Augustana Vikings softball team will play for the NCAA Division Two National Championship. The Vikings defeated Young Harris 6-0 in the National Semifinal on Saturday night in Denver to advance to the best-of-three championship series.  The Vikings (59-10) will face Texas A&M-Kingsville in the first game tomorrow at 6 PM CDT. Shannon Petersen got Augie…

Central Missouri Sweeps Augustana In Super Regionals

Defending National Champion Vikings See Season End In 5-2 Defeat

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The national title defense for Augustana came to a close on Saturday in the Central Super Regional, as the No. 1 seed Vikings fell 5-2 to No. 2 seed Central Missouri at Karras Park, home of Ronken Field. The loss ends the Vikings season with a 43-16 record, while the Mules improve to 43-14, and advance…

Central Missouri Takes Opener Of Super Regional With Augustana

Vikings Fall 6-4

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Central Missouri opened up a 4-0 lead in the third and never trailed, holding off a late Augustana rally to win game one of the Central Super Regional 6-4 at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls on Friday night. The defending National Champion Vikings will face elimination tomorrow needing two wins to return to the College World…

Augustana Tops West Florida At College Softball World Series

Vikings One Win From National Championship Series After 4-2 Victory

  DENVER, Colo. —  It’s the same formula that has worked well all season – hit home runs and pitch outstanding. On Friday, the Augustana softball team stuck to their routine, jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back for a 4-2 win over West Florida. The Vikings (58-10) advance to the DII national semifinals where they will…

Augie Softball Blanks San Diego at College World Series

Augie Softball Blanks San Diego at College World Series

DENVER, CO… Augustana sophomore Ashley Mickschl was almost unhittable Thursday night as the Vikings opened play in the College World Series with a dominant 8-0 win over UC-San Diego. Mickschl gave up just 1 hit in the 5 innings the game lasted and she helped her own cause with a 2-run double in the 2nd inning. Freshman Mary Pardo hit…

Huber Glad to be Home Again for Super Regional

Huber Glad to be Home Again for Super Regional

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team will host the Super Regional Friday and Saturday at Ronken Field. It’s a best of 3 series with Central Missouri and the winner advances to the Division II World Series in Cary, NC. Tim Huber couldn’t be happier to have his team playing in front of the home crowd for the second straight…

Augie Softball Right at Home on the Road

Augie Softball Right at Home on the Road

  SIOUX FALLS, SD… Tonight will be only the third time Augustana faced a non-conference opponent since late March. Yes, familiarity breeds content. But, for the Vikings new faces means a simplified game plan. Maggie Kadrlik, Augie Senior says: “I think as a team as whole, we do a lot better. When we know so much about an opponent and…

Petersen And Vikes Confident After Beating Central Oklahoma

Petersen And Vikes Confident After Beating Central Oklahoma

SIOUX FALLS, SD… When the Augusta softball team takes the field Thursday night in Denver against San Diego, they will bring a healthy dose of confidence with them. Afterall, they won the Central Region tournament over Winona and the Super Regional over top-ranked Central Oklahoma. And they weren’t phased at all by the #1 ranking of the Bronchos and it…

Huber Knows Pitching Will Be Key in Super Regional

Huber Knows Pitching Will Be Key in Super Regional

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team will host the Super Regional Friday and Saturday at Ronken Field after winning 3 straight games in the Central Region Tournament. But head coach Tim Huber knows his pitching staff will be the difference. Max Steffens struggled Thursday night, but the Vikes rallied for a 12-10 win. Augie can score plenty of runs….

Kadrlik Knows Augie Softball Team Will Be Tough to Beat

Kadrlik Knows Augie Softball Team Will Be Tough to Beat

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana softball team begins play Thursday night in Denver (weather permitting) in the Division II College World Series. The 56-10 Vikings bring a loaded offense that can hit for average (3rd in D-II) steal bases, hit HR’s (set school record) and score plenty of runs. They have won games several different ways now in the post…

Augie Softball Finding Plenty of Ways to Win Heading to World Series

Augie Softball Finding Plenty of Ways to Win Heading to World Series

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana softball team is the #3 seed heading to Denver and the Division II World Series starting Thursday night. And there’s a good reason they have won 56 games. This team can hit (#3 in country) and with power (#9 in country) and set a school record for round-trippers as well. And they have had plenty…