Softball

  • Four NCAA Div. III championships
  • 25 NCAA playoff berths
  • 13 national finals appearances

Follow softball on...

All-time scores

Coach Babe Tysseling

1980

2-16 overall, 0-2 sectionals

Date Opponent Location Result
April 5 Monmouth (Ill.) Mount Pleasant W, 13-4
April 9 Simpson Indianola L, 2-0; L, 3-2
April 10 Iowa Wesleyan Pella L, 5-0; L, 5-2
April 16 Grand View Des Moines L, 3-1; L, 7-0
April 17 William Penn Pella L, 4-0; L, 4-0
April 18 Northern Iowa Cedar Falls L, 6-0; L, 7-0
April 19 William Penn Des Moines L, 14-1
  Simpson Des Moines W, 3-1
  Drake Des Moines L, 9-2
April 23 Simpson Pella L, 8-0; L, 5-0
April 25 *Briar Cliff Pella L, 3-1
  *Buena Vista Pella L, 4-3
*sectional tournament


1981

3-23 overall, 3-0 sectionals, 0-2 state tournament

Date Opponent Location Result
March 31 Wartburg Pella L, 12-11; L, 5-1
April 2 Grand View Des Moines L, 16-0; L, 2-0
April 6 Iowa Wesleyan Des Moines L, 8-4
April 8 Drake Pella L, 10-0
April 9 Simpson Pella L, 5-4
April 15 Grand View Pella L, 10-0; L, 8-2
April 18 Grand View Des Moines L, 10-0
  Drake Des Moines L, 3-0
April 20 Simpson Indianola L, 3-0; L, 3-2
April 21 Graceland Oskaloosa L, 11-1
  William Penn Oskaloosa L, 6-2
April 24 *Simpson Sioux Center W, 1-0
  *Buena Vista Sioux Center W, 8-2
April 25 *Westmar Sioux Center W, 3-2
May 1 &Luther Fort Dodge L, 3-0
  &Upper Iowa Fort Dodge L, 3-0

*sectional tournament
&state tournament

1982

6-14 overall

Date Opponent Location Result
March 26 Central Methodist (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 9-8
  Southeast (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. L, 4-2
March 27 William Woods (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. L, 12-2
  Culver Stockton (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. L, 13-4
April 12 Simpson Pella W, 5-4; L, 8-3
April 14 Drake Des Moines L, 4-1; L, 7-1
April 20 Graceland Oskaloosa W, 14-1
  William Penn Oskaloosa L, 1-0
April 21 Wartburg Pella L, 7-5
April 26 Simpson Indianola L, 10-0; L, 4-0
May 1 Drake Pella L, 1-0; L, 8-1
  Grand View Pella L, 4-1; L, 2-1
  Graceland Pella W, 10-0; W, 12-2

 

1983

10-9 overall, 4-5 Iowa Conference

Date Opponent Location Result
March 2 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas W, 26-4; L, 2-1
March 3 St. Mary's (Texas) San Antonio, Texas L, 5-4; L, 5-4
  Baylor (Texas) Waco, Texas L, 4-0
March 25 Tarkio (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 3-1
March 26 Missouri Valley Fulton, Mo. W, 8-6
April 9 Upper Iowa Fayette W, 6-4; W, 3-0
  Iowa Wesleyan Fayette W, 6-0
April 23 Buena Vista Storm Lake W, 3-0; L, 2-0
April 27 Simpson Indianola W, 3-0; L, 11-2
April 30 Dubuque Pella W, 9-1; W, 5-1
May 4 William Penn Oskaloosa L, 4-0; L, 2-1
May 7 Wartburg Pella L, 17-3

 

1984

10-15 overall, 5-9 Iowa Conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Feb. 27 Oklahoma Baptist Shawnee, Okla. W, 8-7; L, 3-0
  Central State (Okla.) Edmond, Okla. L, 4-3; L, 10-2
April 5 Grand View Des Moines W, 5-3; L, 4-1
April 7 Wartburg Waverly L, 5-2; L, 3-2
April 16 Upper Iowa Pella W, 13-0; W, 8-2
April 17 William Penn Pella L, 3-1; W, 2-1
April 21 Luther Decorah L, 5-4; L, 5-0
April 24 Buena Vista Pella L, 4-0; L, 6-0
April 26 Drake Des Moines W, 7-4; L, 3-1
April 28 Simpson Pella L, 6-5; W, 4-1
May 1 Dubuque Dubuque W, 2-1; L, 4-1
May 5 *William Penn Waverly L, 2-1
  *Simpson Waverly W, 3-2
  *Upper Iowa Waverly W, 6-5

*Iowa Conference tournament

1985

19-14 overall, 7-5 Iowa Conference, 3-0 conference tournament

Date Opponent Location Result
Feb. 25 Baylor (Texas) Waco, Texas L, 1-0; L, 1-0
Feb. 26 SW Texas State San Marcos, Texas L, 3-0; L, 3-1
Feb. 27 SW Texas State San Marcos, Texas L, 3-1; L, 7-0
March 1 Central State (Okla.) Edmond, Okla. L, 1-0; L, 4-3
March 22 Missouri Valley Fulton, Mo. W, 7-0
  William Woods (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 2-1
  Culver-Stockton (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 5-4
March 23 Central Methodist (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 6-3
  Culver-Stockton (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 6-2
  Winona State (Minn.) Fulton, Mo. W, 4-2
April 10 Dubuque Pella W, 3-0; W, 11-1
April 11 Grand View Pella W, 1-0; L, 8-2
April 13 Wartburg Pella W, 8-1; L, 4-0
April 15 Graceland Pella W, 8-7; W, 14-3
April 16 William Penn Oskaloosa L, 6-4; L, 3-0
April 20 Upper Iowa Fayette W, 15-0; W, 8-0
April 27 Luther Pella L, 2-1; L, 2-1
April 30 Simpson Indianola W, 4-1; W, 5-0
May 3 *Wartburg Waverly W, 2-1
  *Luther Waverly W, 1-0
May 4 *William Penn Waverly W, 4-2

*Iowa Conference tournament

1986

35-20 overall, 11-3 Iowa Conference

Date Opponent Location Result
Feb. 26 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. L, 7-0; T, 2-2
Feb. 27 NE Oklahoma State Miami, Okla. L, 12-3; L, 4-1
Feb. 28 Central Oklahoma State Edmond, Okla. L, 2-1; L, 3-2
March 1 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, Okla. L, 4-3; L, 6-0
March 3 St. Mary's (Texas) San Antonio, Texas L, 10-0; W, 1-0
March 4 Trinity (Texas) Huntsville, Texas W, 11-0; W, 15-0
March 5 Sam Houston State (Texas) San Antonio, Texas L, 5-0; L, 3-0
March 21 Central Methodist (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 14-0
  Quincy (Ill.) Fulton, Mo. L, 1-0
  Missoui Baptist Fulton, Mo. W, 6-0
March 22 Columbia (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 4-1
  William Woods (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. W, 2-1
  Wis.-Eau Claire Fulton, Mo. W, 6-0
March 28 Southwest Baptist (Mo.) Joplin, Mo. W, 4-0
  Oklahoma City Joplin, Mo. L, 9-5
March 29 St. Mary's (Minn.) Joplin, Mo. W, 6-3
  Tarkio (Mo.) Jopin, Mo. W, 3-0
April 5 Graceland Pella W, 4-2
  Morningside Pella W, 6-2
April 6 St. Ambrose Pella W, 3-1
  Buena Vista Pella W, 2-1
April 9 Simpson Pella L, 2-1; W, 2-1
April 12 Luther Decorah L, 1-0; W, 2-0
April 15 Dubuque Dubuque W, 5-0; W, 7-0
April 19 Wartburg Waverly W, 7-0; W, 1-0
April 23 William Penn Pella W, 3-0; W, 10-0
April 26 Upper Iowa Pella W, 8-0; W, 10-2
April 29 Buena Vista Pella L, 1-0; W, 2-1
  Luther Pella L, 1-0
May 2 *Dubuque Waverly W, 2-0
  *Simpson Waverly W, 6-3
May 3 *Luther Waverly W, 3-2
May 9 $Luther Pella W, 1-0
  $St. Thomas (Minn.) Pella L, 1-0
May 10 $St. Thomas (Minn.) Pella W, 4-0; W, 4-1
May 15 &Allegheny (Mass.) Storm Lake W, 6-2
  &Kean (N.J.) Storm Lake W, 4-1
May 16 &Trenton State (N.J.) Storm Lake W, 2-1
May 17 &Eastern Conn. St. Storm Lake L, 2-0
May 18 &Eastern Conn. St. Storm Lake L, 1-0

$NCAA Div. III regionals
&NCAA Div. III finals

1987

33-10 overall

Date Opponent Location Result
March 6 NW Missouri State Edmond, Okla. W, 7-0
  Incarnate Word (Texas) Edmond, Okla. W, 9-0
  Central States (Okla.) Edmond, Okla. W, 5-0
March 7 Washburn (Kan.) Edmond, Okla. W, 6-4
  William Penn Edmond, Okla. L, 1-0
March 20 Pittsburg State (Kan.) Pittsburg, Kan. W, 4-3
  Missoui Western Pittsburg, Kan. W, 3-2
  Benedictine (Kan.) Pittsburg, Kan. W, 4-1
March 21 Wis.-Stevens Point Pittsburg, Kan. W, 7-0
  Northeastern Oklahoma Pittsburg, Kan. L, 4-3
  Simpson Pittsburg, Kan. W, 2-0
March 27 Central States (Okla.) Joplin, Mo. L, 1-0
  South Dakota Joplin, Mo. W, 3-0
  Pittsburg State (Kan.) Joplin, Mo. L, 6-5
March 28 Luther Joplin, Mo. W, 4-0
  Northeastern Oklahoma Joplin, Mo. W, 3-2
  Pittsburg State (Kan.) Joplin, Mo. W, 9-2
April 4 Luther Pella W, 1-0; L, 2-1
April 8 Simpson Indianola W, 3-2; W, 6-2
April 11 Loras Pella L, 2-0; W, 2-0
April 16 Grand View Des Moines W, 1-0; W, 2-0
April 18 Dubuque Pella W, 10-0; W, 10-0
April 23 Mount Mercy Cedar Rapids L, 4-3; W, 6-5
April 25 Wartburg Pella W, 5-2; W, 8-4
April 28 Buena Vista Storm Lake

W, 8-2; L, 3-0

  Upper Iowa   W, 10-0
  Upper Iowa   W, 13-2
  Wartburg   W, 2-1
  Augsburg (Minn.)   W, 6-2
May 8 *Cal. St. Stanislaus Pella W, 1-0
  *Luther Pella W, 2-0
May 9 *Luther Pella W, 7-2
May 16 %Montclair St. (N.J.) Willimantic, Conn. W, 2-1
May 17 %Eastern Conn. St. Willimantic, Conn. L, 8-4
May 18 %Wis.-Whitewater Willimantic, Conn. L, 3-1

*NCAA Div. III regionals
%NCAA Div. III finals

1988

35-10 overall

Date Opponent Location Result
March 4 Wayne State (Neb.) Edmond, Okla. W, 1-0
  Southwest Baptist (Mo.) Edmond, Okla. L, 7-2
March 5 NE Missouri St. Edmond, Okla. W, 2-1
  NW Missouri St. Edmond, Okla. W, 2-0
March 18 Tarkio (Mo.) Pittsburg, Kan. W, 7-0
  Central States (Okla.) Pittsburg, Kan. W, 3-2
March 19 Peru State (Neb.) Pittsburg, Kan. W, 6-0
  Mo.-Kansas City Pittsburg, Kan. W, 10-0
March 25 Columbia (Mo.) Joplin, Mo. W, 3-1
  NE Oklahoma Joplin, Mo. L, 3-0
March 26 Nebraska-Omaha Joplin, Mo. W, 3-0
  Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. W, 9-7
April 1 Grand View Pella W, 2-1
  Buena Vista Pella W, 5-0
  William Penn Pella L, 5-4
April 2 Morningside Pella W, 2-0
  Pittsburg State (Kan.) Pella W, 4-0
April 7 Simpson Pella W, 9-3; L, 3-2
April 9 Upper Iowa Pella W, 2-1; W, 10-0
April 13 Buena Vista Pella L, 2-1; W, 3-1
April 16 Luther Decorah L, 2-0; W, 1-0
April 20 Mount Mercy Pella W, 3-1; W, 2-0
April 23 Loras Dubuque W, 2-0; W, 5-0
April 27 William Penn Pella W, 1-0; W, 8-0
April 30 Dubuque Dubuque

 

May 6 Wartburg Waverly L, 4-2; L, 5-3
May 13 *Luther Decorah W, 8-2
  *St. Thomas Decorah W, 4-0
May 14 *St. Thomas Decorah L, 2-1
May 15 *St. Thomas Decorah W, 3-2
May 20 &Eastern Connecticut St. Elmhurst, Ill. W, 3-1
May 21 &Allegheny (Pa.) Elmhurst, Ill. L, 3-1
  &Montclair St. (N.J.) Elmhurst, Ill. W, 4-3
May 22 &Allegheny (Pa.) Elmhurst, Ill. W, 1-0
May 23 &Allegheny (Pa.) Elmhurst, Ill. W, 3-2

*NCAA Div. III regionals
&NCAA Div. III finals

1989

36-11 overall

Date Opponent Location Result
March 3 Emporia St. (Kan.) Oklahoma City, Okla. W, 3-2
  Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma City, Okla. W, 6-1
March 4 Cameron (Okla.) Oklahoma City, Okla. W, 7-2
  Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Okla. W, 3-0
March 17 Central Mo. St. Pittsburg, Kan. W, 5-2
  Wichita State (Kan.) Pittsburg, Kan. L, 1-0
March 18 Dana (Neb.) Pittsburg, Kan. W, 3-0
  Briar Cliff Pittsburg, Kan. W, 7-0
March 24 Friends (Kan.) Joplin, Mo. L, 4-3
  William Jewell (Mo.) Joplin, Mo. W, 7-2
March 25 Wartburg Joplin, Mo. W, 7-0
  Simpson Joplin, Mo. W, 4-0
  Tarkio (Mo.) Joplin, Mo. W, 1-0
April 1 Concordia (Minn.) Roland W, 4-0; W, 5-0
  William Penn Roland W, 3-2
April 6 Grand View Des Moines L, 5-4
  Concordia Des Moines W, 3-2
April 8 William Penn Pella W, 4-0; W, 3-0
April 12 Upper Iowa Pella w, 6-2; w, 5-0
April 13 Mount Mercy Cedar Rapids W, 1-0; L, 5-4
April 14 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. W, 2-0
  St. Ambrose Rock Island, Ill. W, 3-0
April 15 Monmouth (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. W, 4-0
  Aurora (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. W, 5-1
April 18 Wartburg Waverly

W, 7-0; W, 2-1

April 22 Luther Pella L, 5-3; L, 9-3
April 26 Loras Dubuque W, 3-0; W, 5-0
April 29 Buena Vista Storm Lake W, 2-1; L, 1-0
May 2 Dubuque Pella W, 8-0; W, 5-0
May 5 Simpson Indianola L, 4-1; W, 10-3
May 12 *Milikin (Ill.) Indianola W, 1-0
  *Simpson Indianola W, 3-1
May 13 *Simpson Indianola L, 2-1
May 14 *Simpson Indianola W, 4-1
May 19 &Trenton State (N.J.) Trenton, N.J. L, 1-0
May 20 &Allegheny (Mass.) Trenton, N.J. W, 1-0
May 21 &Eastern Connecticut St. Trenton, N.J. L, 1-0

*NCAA Div. III regionals
&NCAA Div. III finals

Central College