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Becca Girvan tossed a three-hit shutout as the Norse defeated Simpson 7-0 in the final game of day two of the Iowa Conference Tournament. Girvan (25-3) tied Luther's single season record for wins facing 26 batters, walking two and striking out eight.
The Norse blew a close game wide open, scoring five runs on three hits in the bottom of the fourth. Lauran Snyder and Kelsey Kittleson both drove in two runs, while Kelsey Weindruch was credited with an RBI after drawing a walk with the sacks jammed.
The win gives Luther an overall record of 36-5. Simpson was eliminated from the tournament with an overall record of 29-15.
The Norse will now play Central College at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. The Dutch were defeated by Coe 3-2 in the winners bracket. The winner of the 11:00 a.m. game will need to defeat Coe twice to capture the conference tournament title. The championship game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. All of tomorrow's games will be video streamed.
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Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586