|Date:||May 12, 2017|
|Time:||3:30 pm||Results:||8-0 (5)||Location:||Decorah, Iowa|
Luther advanced to the championship bracket of the 2017 NCAA III Decorah, Iowa Regional this afternoon. The Norse defeated the Saints of St. Scholastica 8-0 in five innings. Luther tallied eight hits and scored once in the first, three times in the fourth and four times in the fourth.
Multiple hits were produced by Sara Nelson (2-for-3), Strien (2-for-2) and Hocker (2-for-3).
Samantha Bratland and Amanda Witzlib combined for the three hit shut out. Bratland was credited with the win pitching four innings, and Witzlib retired the side in the top of the fifth.
The Norse are now 40-3 and have won a season high 18 in a row. St. Scholastica fell to 24-16.
Luther will face University of Chicago at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow in the first game of the winners bracket. Chicago defeated St. Catherine University 1-0. The Maroons enter this game with an overall record of 26-12.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586