Four NCAA Div. III championships
PELLA — The leaders remain the same as the Central College softball team is again No. 6 in the NFCA Division III coaches’ poll.
Defending champion Linfield College (Ore.), suffered a loss to Willamette (Ore.) but retains the top spot with a 34-3 record, followed by Emory University (Ga.) (25-3). Iowa Conference rival Luther College (28-4) is again at No. 4 but Coe College (24-8) tumbled 14 spots to No. 21after dropping four straight games.
Central (25-5) plays host to Simpson College Saturday at 2 p.m. at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex field. It will be Alumni Day as several Central softball players and families return to campus. Live stats will be available on the Central athletics website at www.central.edu/athletics while the games will also be broadcast on KRLS-FM (92.1) with veteran Dutch sportscaster Trevor Castle. The broadcast can be accessed via www.kniakrls.com.
Central is home again Sunday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader with Cornell College. The contests were originally slated to be played Wednesday but postponed due to weather concerns. A video webcast and live stats of Sunday’s games can be accessed at www.central.edu/athletics.