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  • Four NCAA Div. III championships
  • 25 NCAA playoff berths
  • 13 national finals appearances since
  • 54 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes since 2010

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2012 NCAA® Division III softball regional

 

Welcome to Central College in Pella, Iowa, one of eight sites for the NCAA Division III regional softball championships. Pella is the only six-team bracket in the 61-team field.

NCAA Division III championship digital game program

Game day

NCAA® bracket Live stats/video Tournament statistics

 

Schedule

Friday, May 11
Game Teams Time/result
Game 1 Luther 8, St. Scholastica (Minn.) 1

Recap

Postgame Interviews
Pitcher - Becca Girvan
Coach - Renae Hartl

Game 2 Wis.-River Falls 6, Central 0

Recap

Postgame Interviews
Coach - Faye Perkins

Game 3 Coe 3, St. Thomas (Minn.) 0

Recap
Postgame interviews
Pitcher Ashlee Simon

Coach Bob Timmons

Game 4 Central 10, St. Scholastica (Minn.) 2

Recap
Postgame interviews
Coach George Wares

Second baseman Angela Davis


Saturday, May 12
Game Teams Time/result
Game 5 Luther 2, St. Thomas (Minn.) 0

Recap

Postgame interviews
Catcher Kelsey Kittleson

Coach Renae Hartl

Game 6 Wis.-River Falls 2, Coe 0 Recap
Game 7 Coe 2, Central 0 Recap
Game 8 Luther 1, Wis.-River Falls 0 Recap

 

Sunday, May 13
Game Teams Time/result
Game 9 Wis.-River Falls 3, Coe 1 (9 inn.) Recap
Game 10 Wis.-River Falls 1, Luther 0

Recap

Postgame interview
Coach Faye Perkins

Game 11 Luther 3, Wis.-River Falls 2

Recap

Postgame interview
Coach Renae Hartl


Luther advances to the national finals May 18-22 at Salem, Va.

Pella, Iowa Regional All-Tournament Team
DP - Brianna Hull, Coe
DP - Abbey Strajack, Central
P - Ashlee Simon, Coe
P - Becca Girvan, Luther
P - Rose Tusa, Wis.-River Falls
C - Kelsey Kittleson, Luther
1B - Jordan Overland, Central
1B - Ashley Goettl, Wis.-River Falls
2B - Hayley Buchanan, Wis.-River Falls
SS - Jenna Hoffman, St. Thomas
OF - Shari Huber, Luther
OF - Amanda Ryder, Wis.-River Falls
OF - Merryssa Tiedeman, St. Scholastica

Most Outstanding Player - Becca Girvan, Luther

 

Teams

Megan SwingenMegan Swingen

#2 Central College
#4 Coe College
#1 Luther College
Nickname: Dutch Nickname: Kohawks Nickname: Norse
35-8 overall record 34-11 overall record 36-6 overall record

12-4 Iowa Conference

2nd place

9-7 Iowa Conference

4th place

15-1 Iowa Conference

1st place

Coach George Wares Coach Bob Timmons Coach Renae Hartl



Megan SwingenMegan Swingen

# 6 The College of St. Scholastica #3 Univ. of St. Thomas # 5 Univ. of Wis.-River Falls
Nickname: Saints Nickname: Tommies Nickname: Falcons
32-10 overall record 37-7 overall record 30-13 overall record

20-1 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

1st place

21-2 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

1st place

10-6 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

3rd place

Coach Jen Walter Coach John Tschida Coach Faye Perkins

 

NCAA Div. III playoff history

Team Yrs.* W L Pct. Titles
Central 24 83 45 .648 4
Coe 12 36 24 .600 0
St. Thomas 20 52 35 .598 2
Luther 13 26 26 .500 0
St. Scholastica 3 2 4 .333 0
Wis.-River Falls 4 3 6 .333 0

*Includes 2012

Regional sites

Alma, Mich. - bracket

Amherst, Mass. - bracket

Newport News, Va. - bracket

Willimantic, Conn. - bracket

Bloomington, Ill. - bracket

Union, N.J. - bracket

Tyler, Texas - bracket


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