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Luther improved to 37-6 thanks to an 8-1 victory over St. Scholastica in the first game of the NCAA III Pella Regional. The Norse produced 13 hits and pitcher Becca Girvan tossed a three hitter en route to the victory.
The Norse blew the game wide open scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth, capped off by a grand slam home run to left field by Kelsey Kittleson.The Norse jumped on the Saints early scoring two runs in the first and one in the third.
St. Scholastica's lone run was a solo shot to left field by Merryssa Tiedeman in the third.
Girvan (26-4) set a Luther single season wins record striking out 10 of the 26 batters she faced.
Luther will now play the loser of the Coe - St. Thomas game at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
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