Women’s College Softball

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shannon Petersen Has Been a Real Catch for Augie Softball

Shannon Petersen Has Been a Real Catch for Augie Softball

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Every at-bat is a new challenge for the analytical mind of Shannon Petersen. Shannon Petersen, Augustana Catcher:”I kind of see pitchers as puzzles. I see the subtleties. Like once I see something and I know what they’re going to throw I definitely take advantage of that. Like if I see a little blip in their change-up, like in…

The Augie Softball Team Has Been Offensive In Regular Season

The Augie Softball Team Has Been Offensive In Regular Season

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. The Augustana softball team has had a prolific season at the plate. The Vikings came into the NSIC Tournament with a 47-8 record after hitting .357 as a team for the season. That is 3rd in Division II. They are also 4th in slugging percentage and 9th in HR’s. Head coach Gretta Melsted has had big-time slugging…

SDSU Sweeps Creighton in 2 Thrilling Softball Games as Herdliska Walks Off the Nightcap

SDSU Sweeps Creighton in 2 Thrilling Softball Games as Herdliska Walks Off the Nightcap

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State softball pushed its winning streak to six with a doubleheader sweep of Creighton Tuesday. The Jackrabbits took a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to start the day, then walked off on an extra-innings home run in the finale to claim an 8-7 victory. SDSU improved to 31-12 with the sweep in their final nonleague games of the regular…

SDSU Softball Season ends in NISC Region Title Game

SDSU Softball Season ends in NISC Region Title Game

GREELEY, Colo. – The Jackrabbit softball program saw its historic season come to an end Friday in the National Invitational Softball Championship regional final, dropping a 7-1 winner-take-all contest to Loyola Marymount after forcing an if-necessary game with a 6-5 victory in the first game of the day against the Lions. South Dakota State finishes the season at 37-18, posting…

Jacks Split Games at NISC, Play for title Friday

Jacks Split Games at NISC, Play for title Friday

GREELEY, Colo. – South Dakota State bounced back from an 8-0 defeat to Loyola Marymount Thursday with a 7-3 victory in an elimination game later that evening to advance to the National Invitational Softball Championship Greeley Regional title game. The Jackrabbits improved to 36-17 on the season and are two wins away from advancing to the NISC Championship Round. Game…

SDSU Softball Team Wins Big in NISC Tourney

SDSU Softball Team Wins Big in NISC Tourney

GREELEY, Colo. – South Dakota State opened the National Invitational Softball Championship in dominant fashion Wednesday, rolling over Colorado State in five innings, 11-1. The Jackrabbits improved to 35-16 on the season in their second-ever postseason victory and gave head coach Krista Wood earn her 100th win at SDSU. Madison Hope (22-8) threw all five innings in the win, taking…

SDSU Softball Happy for Post Season

SDSU Softball Happy for Post Season

BROOKINGS, SD…For the first time in 22 years, South Dakota State softball is headed for the postseason. After reaching the 2018 Summit League Championship finals last weekend, the Jackrabbits were announced as a part of a 17-team field in the 2018 National Invitational Softball Championship Sunday evening. The Jackrabbits (34-16) earned the automatic bid from The Summit League and are…

Jacks Rally after being no-hit with dramatic win

Jacks Rally after being no-hit with dramatic win

FARGO, N.D. – No. 1 North Dakota State dominated No. 2 South Dakota State in a 4-0 shutout that featured Jacquelyn Sertic recording a tournament-record 15 strikeouts and earning the first no-hitter in tournament history since 2015. The Bison advance to the program’s 10th-straight Championship appearance. South Dakota State will fight for its life in an elimination contest today at…

Augie Softball Eliminated at Regional after 2 losses

Augie Softball Eliminated at Regional after 2 losses

Game Two Friday MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Augustana’s NCAA Central Regional run came to an end on Friday night under the lights at Dawson Field in Magnolia, Ark., as Minnesota State used a three-run fifth inning to build a 5-1 lead over the Vikings that they could not overcome in an 8-4 loss to the defending national champions. The loss ends…

Jackrabbits Roll Past Fort Wayne at Summit Tourney

Jackrabbits Roll Past Fort Wayne at Summit Tourney

FARGO, N.D. – No. 2 seed South Dakota State opened the 2018 Summit League Softball Championship with a dominant 8-0, six-inning victory over No. 6 seed Fort Wayne Friday afternoon. SDSU (33-14) racked up 11 hits in the affair and did not commit an error, methodically pulling away from the Mastodons (19-34). Madison Hope dazzled in her 20th win of…

Coach of the Year Wood says Jacks are Ready for Summit

Coach of the Year Wood says Jacks are Ready for Summit

FARGO, ND…SDSU softball coach Krista Wood was named Summit League Coach of the year Wednesday in Fargo where the conference tournament is being held. Her team went 32-14 in the regular season and came into post season play as the #2 seed. Wood feels it’s all been practice leading up to this point and if her team continues to work…

Coyotes Softball Season Ends at Summit Tourney

Coyotes Softball Season Ends at Summit Tourney

FARGO, N.D.—Omaha broke a 5-5 tie with three runs in the top of the sixth inning and held on to defeat South Dakota 8-5 in the first game of the Summit League Tournament Wednesday at Ellig Sports Complex. Omaha (19-29), which was swept in three games by South Dakota during the regular season, advances to face top-seeded North Dakota State…

Wood Credits her Jacks for Successful Season

Wood Credits her Jacks for Successful Season

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU softball team heads to Fargo to play Western Illinois Thursday in the first round of the Summit League tournament. Krista Wood’s team made a dramatic turnaround this season with a 32-14 record, most of which was on the road. But she credits her team for it’s hard work and a desire to succeed. Categories: College Sports,…