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IIAC Tournament

From site: Softball

Time:1:00 pm
Results:1-0 Semifinals 2-8 Championship
Location:Decorah, Iowa

Luther advanced to the title game of the Iowa Conference Tournament defeating Coe College 1-0 in the semifinals. Anna Strien hit a home run in the bottom of the fourth that cleared the right-center field fence. Strien, Lindsey Uphoff and Carli Radil each had two hits. 

Amanda Witzlib (18-3) tossed a one-hit shutout. She faced 24 batters, walked two and struck out six.

Box Score

The tournament championship saw nationally ranked No. 16 Central and No. 4 Luther square off for the first time this season. Central jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first, scored a run in the third and added three more in the fifth en route to a 8-2 victory. 

Central's Mallory Schulenberg silenced the Norse bats allowing two runs on three hits. The Norse scored one in the fifth and one in the seventh.

Box Score

With the win, Central (30-9) captured its fourth IIAC Tournament title and earned the league's automatic berth to the NCAA III National Tournament. Luther, the regular season champions, fell to 36-4.

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586