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Luther remains undefeated in the NCAA III Pella Regional after posting a 2-0 victory over University of St. Thomas this morning.
The pitcher - catcher tandem of Becca Girvan and Kelsey Kittleson were the story both defensively and offensively. Kittleson, who was 2-for-3, drove in both of Luther's runs with an RBI single in the first and a solo home run to left field that hit the back of the Central baseball field scoreboard in the sixth.
Girvan (27-4) threw a two-hit shutout. She faced 28 batters and struck out 14, matching her single game career high. She also set Luther's single season strikeout record and now has a total of 236. All-American Lexy Detterman set the standard last season with 230.
Abby Christian also posted a multiple hit performance going 2-for-2 at the plate. Shari Huber, who scored Luther's first run of the game, had a hit as did Mallory Broderick.
The Norse will now face the winner of the Coe vs. UW-River Falls that begins at 12:30 p.m. scheduled for 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586