Augustana Vikings

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 West Texas A&M in the first game tomorrow at 6 PM CDT. Shannon Petersen got…

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…

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…

Augustana Outlasts Heavy Hitting Foes To Reach Super Regional

Vikings Two Wins From Return To College World Series

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For a second straight year the Augustana baseball team is Central Region Champion. The Vikings completed an unbeaten tournament with an 8-6 victory over Oklahoma Baptist to advance to the Super Regionals where they will host Central Missouri in a best-of-three game series for the right to advance to the College World Series. Thought wasn’t their best…

Augie Baseball Advances to Region Championship

Augie Baseball Advances to Region Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Top-seed Augustana fell behind early in Friday’s Central Regional I Tournament semifinal, but put up crooked numbers in two innings to secure a spot in the tournament finals on Saturday with a 9-4 win over No. 5 seed Arkansas-Monticello. The Vikings improve to 42-14 with the win, and advance to the tournament finals on Saturday at…

Augie Softball Wins Super Regional to Make World Series

Augie Softball Wins Super Regional to Make World Series

EDMOND, Okla. — For the fifth time in program history, Augustana softball is going to the NCAA Division II Softball Championship. The Viking’s Samantha Eisenreich hit a walk-off single for a 7-6 win over Central Oklahoma in game two of the super regional. Augustana stormed the field to celebrate the NCAA Super Region title. The Division II Softball Championship will be held May…

Augustana Rallies past Oklahoma Baptist

Augustana Rallies past Oklahoma Baptist

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  – Things did not look good early for top-seeded Augustana, but the defending national champions battled back from a 6-0 hole to defeat No. 8 seed Oklahoma Baptist 12-10 in the Central Region Tournament on Thursday at Karras Park. The win boosts the Vikings record to 41-14, and they advance in the winners bracket to play Arkansas-Monticello…

Kadrlik’s 6 RBI’s Lead Augie Past Central Oklahoma in Game One of Super Regional

Kadrlik's 6 RBI's Lead Augie Past Central Oklahoma in Game One of Super Regional

EDMOND, OK… The Augustana softball team brought the offense to Edmond, Thursday in game one of the best of 3 Super Regional Series, with the winner advancing to the College World Series. Maggie Kadrlik was the start of the day. She had told KDLT Sports that the way the team responded in Winona at the Central Region gave them plenty…

Augustana Baseball Has Potent Lineup

Augustana Baseball Has Potent Lineup

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team is hosting the Central Region tournament after winning it’s first ever NSIC title last weekend. The defending national champs have gone 40-14 despite losing their top 5 pitchers to graduation and professional organizations. But Tim Huber knew he’d still have a good team with so many of his position players returning…and they can…

Vikings Baseball Building Winning Culture

Vikings Baseball Building Winning Culture

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team is coming off winning the Division II national championship. But what they have done after losing 5 members of the pitching staff to graduation and professional baseball is rather amazing. Tim Huber knew his team would still be good with almost every starter back from a great hitting team. But the success they…

Augie Heads to #1 Central Oklahoma for Super Regional

Augie Heads to #1 Central Oklahoma for Super Regional

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana softball team beat Central Oklahoma earlier in the season on their way to 54 wins. But they will be playing the Broncs against Thursday and Friday in the Best of 3 Super Regional with the winner advancing to the College World Series. Having won that game earlier will certainly help give Gretta Melsted’s team confidence…

Huber Glad Augie Baseball to Host Central Region Tournament

Huber Glad Augie Baseball to Host Central Region Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana University will host the DII Central I Region in Sioux Falls Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18 at Karras Park, Home of Ronken Field. Games will get underway Thursday with No. 4 seed Minnesota State facing off with No. 5 seed Arkansas-Monticello at 3:30 p.m.  No. 1 seed Augustana will take on No. 8 seed Oklahoma…