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Two-run fifth lets Coe advance

PELLA, IOWA--Coe’s Brianna Hull doubled home the go-ahead run and scored the game’s only other run as the Kohawks outlasted Central in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III Softball Pella, Iowa Regional Saturday, 2-0.

Central (36-10) had defeated the Kohawks four times in 2012 but needed one more win to advance to Sunday’s action. Coe ace Ashlee Simon scattered six hits in getting the shutout. Coe (36-12) scored in the fifth inning when Callie Morningstar was hit by a pitch. She scored on a double by Hull, who moved to third on a wild throw and scored on a single by center fielder Ashley Hood.

Coe meets Wis.-River Falls at noon Sunday in an elimination game. Luther College awaits the winner in a 2 p.m. contest.

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