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Luther will be making its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA III National Championship Final Eight after defeating North Central (IL) 7-0 in today's championship game of the Whitewater Regional. The Norse scored one in the second and third innings, two in the fourth and three in the sixth en route to the victory.
Becca Girvan, who was named the Outstanding Player of the all-tournament team, threw a three-hit shutout improving her record to 22-5.
Elisa Smith led the offensive attack going 3-for-4 with three RBI. Shari Huber, Miranda McCay, Katie Wieland and Kayla Hatting all had two hits. Huber, Weindruch and Hatting were all credited with an RBI.
Also named to the all-tournament team was Huber and Alise Miller.
The victory was the seventh in a row for the Norse and increases their overall record to 32-9.
Luther will play the winner of the Angola Regional in the opening round of the national finale on Friday, May 17.
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