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

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All-time Dutch softball records

Megan Swingen

Individual all-time record leaderboards
Pitching all-time record leaderboards
Honors and awards
Year-by-year team season records
All-time scores
NCAA Championship history
Coaching records
All-Americans
All-conference performers

Central's NCAA Division III statistical champions

Individual

Year Category Player Statistic
1991 Most victories Jamie Mahnke 26
1993 Lowerst ERA Missey Allen 0.25
1996 Lowest ERA Kara Stanley 0.66

 

Team

Year Category Statistic
1987 Lowest ERA 0.72
1989 Lowest ERA 0.53
1991 Lowest ERA 0.79
1992 Most stolen bases 120
1993 Most stolen bases 136
1993 Highest winning percentage .950 (38-2)
2012 Most stolen bases 127

 

Individual offensive

Bri Kuyper

Most hits

Game- 5 (5 AB), tie, Julie Nelson vs. Grand View, 1991; Molly Parrott, vs. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.), May 14, 2001; Katie Tenboer vs. Buena Vista, May 5, 2011
Season- 70, Molly Parrott, 2001
Freshman season- 55, Abbey Strajack
Career- 201, Molly Parrott, 1999-2002
Hitting streak- 18 games, Molly Parrott, March 15-April 20, 2002
Consecutive hits- 10, Molly Parrott, May 11-14, 2001

Highest average

Season -.531, Jenny Semler, 1993
Career -.379, tie, Anne Legg (188-496), 2002-05, Kelly Harris (184-485), 2005-08

Most doubles

Season - 17, Tina Shimak, 2004
Career - 48, Anne Legg, 2002-05

Most triples

Season - 8, Shannon Merkle, 1995
Career - 16 (tie), Shannon Merkle, 1992-95; Angela Davis, 2009-12

Most home runs

Game - 2, tie, Christi Van Werden vs. Luther, 1991; Donell Hotze vs. Kansas Wesleyan, 1997; Missy Voigt, vs. Wartburg, 2001; Katie Tenboer vs. Wartburg, April 2, 2011; Emily Te Brink vs. St. Scholastica (Minn.), April 8, 2011; Annie Sarcone vs. Alfred (N.Y.), March 9, 2012
Doubleheader - 3, Missy Voigt, vs. Wartburg, April 14, 2001
Season -9 (tie), Kelly Harris, 2008; Annie Sarcone, 2012
Career - 21, Katie Tenboer, 2008-11

Highest slugging percentage

Season - .798, Kelly Harris, 2008
Career - .578, Caitlyn Meyer, 2010-13

Most walks

Game - 4, Katie Tenboer vs. Buena Vista, April 5
Season - 31, Anne Legg, 2003
Career - 92, Bri Kuyper, 2002-05

Most times hit by a pitch

Game - 2, tie, Annie Van Wetzinga vs. Wheaton (Mass.), 2001; Holly Edwards vs. Ithaca (N.Y.), March 6, 2005; Emily Te Brink vs. St. Scholastica (Minn.), April 8, 2011; Courtney Meyer vs. St. John Fisher, March 10, 2013; Heidi Reburn vs. Chatham (Pa.), March 14, 2013
Season - 11, Caitlyn Meyer, 2010
Career - 27, Caitlyn Meyer, 2010-2013

Most times on base

Game - 8, Katie Tenboer vs. Coe, May 5
Season - 83, Donell Hotze, 1998
Career - 267, Anne Legg, 2002-05

Highest on-base percentage

Season - .635, Jenny Semler (47-74), 1993
Career - .501, Lynette Mullen (147-293), 1993-96

Most sacrifices

Season - 23, Heather Reedy, 1992
Career - 84, Heather Reedy, 1990-93

Most RBI

Game - 6, Katie Tenboer, at Buena Vista, April 5, 2010; vs. Wis.-La Crosse, March 14, 2011
Doubleheader - 9, Katie Tenboer, at Buena Vista, April 5, 2010
Season - 48, Katie Tenboer, 2011
Career - 140, Katie Tenboer, 2008-11

Most runs

Game - 4, tie, Brenda Vigness vs. Upper Iowa, 1988; Jenny Semler vs. Dubuque, 1992
Season - 49, Kelly Harris, 2008
Career - 145, Kelly Harris, 2005-08

Most stolen bases

Game - 5, Mindi Remsburg vs. Wis.-Oshkosh, 1993
Season - 37, Daniela Grob, 2000
Career - 114 , Daniela Grob, 1997-00
Highest career percentage - .866, Kelly Harris (71-82), 2005-08
Consecutive - 19, Kelsey Wright, March 18, 2009 -

Most at bats

Season - 177, Molly Parrott, 2001
Career - 567, Molly Parrott, 1999-2002

Most games

Season - 56, tie, Lea Ann Morgan, Kris Thompson, Michele Magill, Jo Schmidt, 1986
Career - 191, Lea Ann Morgan, 1986-89 (consecutive )

Lowest strikeout/at bat ratio

Season - 1/110 (1 SO in 110 AB), Kelly MacDonald, 1993

Most strikeouts

Season - 36, Holly Edwards, 2003
Career - 89, Kristin Wares, 2003-06

 

Individual defensive
(minimum, one chance per game)

Highest fielding percentage

Season- 1.000, tie, Kristin Wares (147-147), 2006; Corrie Schmidt (51-51), 2005; Shelley Weis (49-49), 1986; Brenda Vigness (95-95), 1989; Bri Kuyper (54-54), 2004; Jody Yoerger (36-36), 1983; Lynette Mullen (64-64), 1994; Mandy Jens (48-48), 2001
Career - .989 (1306-1320), Kris Thompson, 1984-87

Most putouts

Game- 20, Amy Hakeman vs. Wartburg, 1997
Season- 511, Kris Thompson, 1986
Career - 1,352, Anne Legg, 2002-05

Most double plays

Game - 3, Lynette Mullen vs. Wis.-Oshkosh, April 14, 1995
Season -17, Christi Van Werden, 1989
Career- 45, Katie Tenboer, 2008-11Ryann Engholm

Most assists

Season- 135, Kelly Oliver, 1998
Career - 410, Laurie Sutten, 1985-88

Most assists by an outfielder

Season- 9, Kris Hughes, 2003
Career - 21, Kristie Pennington, 1990-93

Most assists by a catcher

Season- 55, Laura Bach, 1990
Career - 167, Laura Bach, 1990-93

Most assists by a pitcher

Season- 118, Laurie Sutten, 1988
Career - 410, Laurie Sutten, 1985-88

Most runners picked off

Game- 2, tie, Kelly Harris vs. Wartburg, April 17, 2005; Kyrie Hale vs. Dana (Neb.), April 24, 2009
Season- 16, Kelly Harris, 2006
Career - 48, Kelly Harris, 2005-08

Individual pitching
(season records min., 60 innings pitched; career records, min. 20 games)

Most strikeouts

Game- 16, tie, Missey Allen vs. Northeastern (Okla.), March 17, 1995; Missey Allen vs. Alma, May 19, 1994; Libby Hysell vs. Coe, April 10, 2003
Libby Hysell Game, in relief- 16, Missey Allen vs. Alma, (9.1 innings), May 19, 1994
Consecutive- 8, Missey Allen vs. Hope, May 18, 1995
Season- 254, Missey Allen, 1995
Career - 725, Missey Allen, 1993-96

Most victories

Season- 26, Jamie Mahnke, 1991
Freshman season- 18, tie, April Miller, 2000; Kelsey Rethmeier, 2006
Career- 76, Jamie Mahnke, 1989-92
Highest season winning percentage(15 decisions, minimum - 1.000 (tie), Libby Hysell (17-0), 2003; Missey Allen (16-0), 1993
Higest career winning percentage - .873, April Miller, (55-8), 2000-03

Lowest earned run average

Season- 0.25, Missey Allen, 1993
Career - 0.69, Libby Hysell, 2000-03

Most innings pitched

Season- 235.0, Jamie Mahnke, 1990
Career - 639.3, Laurie Sutten, 1985-88

Most games pitched

Season- 38, Jamie Mahnke, 1990
Career - 113, Corrie Schmidt, 2002-05

Most shutouts

Season- 19 (tie),Brenda Vigness, 1988
Career - 40, Brenda Vigness, 1986-89

Most saves

Amy Zellmer Season- 13, Deb Schenider, 1984
Career - 23, Deb Schenider, 1983-84

Most complete games

Season- 33, Jamie Mahnke, 1990
Career - 99, Jamie Mahnke, 1989-92

Most no-hitters

Career - 4, tie, Missey Allen, 1993-96; Libby Hysell, 2000-03

Streaks

Most consecutive scoreless innings- 62, April Miller, 2000
Most consecutive victories - 19, Emily Grimes (April 29, 1992-May 15, 1993)

Most hit batters

Game- 3, Corrie Schmidt, 2002
Season- 12, Megan Swingen, 2007
Career - 32, Megan Swingen, 2006-2009

Team offensive

Highest batting average- .353, 1993
Most runs- 316, 2011
Most runs per game - 6.6, 2011
Most hits - 436, 2011
Most hits per game - 9.08, 2011
Most doubles - 70, 2011
Most triples - 22, 2009
Most home runs - 25, 2011
Most RBI - 287, 2011
Most walks - 148, 2003
Most stolen bases - 182 (241 att.), 2000
Most stolen bases per game - 3.6, 2000
Highest stolen base advantage over opponents - 164 (182-18), 2000
Lowest strikeout/at bat ratio - 1/20.3, 1993

Team defensive

Most double plays - 25, 2012
Most putouts - 1,007, 1994
Most assists - 552, 1989
Most errors - 107, 1990
Highest fielding percentage - .975, 2003
Fewest stolen bases allowed - 4, 1987 (0.1 per game)

Team pitching

Most victories - 42, 1991
Longest winning streak - 32, 1993
Longest losing streak - 26, May, 1980-May, 1981
Lowest ERA - 0.53, 1989
Most shutouts - 23, 2003
Most strikeouts - 317, 1994
Most strikeouts per game - 4.6, 2011

Single-game team records

Most runs, inning - 12, Central vs. Bethany (Calif.), March 12, 2002
Most runs - 26, vs. Trinity (Tex.) (W, 26-4), 1983
Most runs allowed - 29, vs. Mt. Mercy (L, 29-0), 1976
Most runs, two teams - 30, Central vs. Trinity (Tex.) (W, 26-4), 1983
Most errors - 7, tie, vs. Neb.-Omaha, March 6, 1998; vs. William Penn, April 19, 2001; vs. Dubuque, April 1, 2011
Most at-bats - 56, vs. Alma (Mich.), (16 inn.), May 19, 1994
Most hits - 17, tie, vs. Upper Iowa, May, 1994; vs. Midland (Neb.), April 4, 1993
Most RBI - 16, vs. Denison (Ohio) (W, 16-7), March 17, 2011
Most doubles - 6, vs. Cameron (Okla.), May 3, 1990; vs. Concordia (Ill.), March 24, 2012
Most home runs - 3 (tie), at Wartburg, April 14, 2001; vs. Buena Vista, April 5, 2011; at Wis.-
Eau Claire, April 9, 2011; vs. Alfred (N.Y.), March 9, 2012
Most stolen bases - 11, at Cornell, March 30, 2009
Most batters struck out - 24, vs. Alma (Mich.), May 19, 1994

NCAA DIVISION III RECORDS HELD BY CENTRAL

Most games played, season - 56, tie, Michele Magill, Central, 1986; Lea Ann Morgan, Central, 1986; Jo Schmidt, Central, 1986; Kris Thompson, Central, 1986
Most strikeouts, game - 24, Central vs. Alma (Mich.), May 19,1994

NCAA DIVISION III TOURAMENT RECORDS HELD BY CENTRAL

Longest game- 16 innings, Central vs. Alma (Mich.), May 19, 1994
Most stolen bases, game - 9, Central vs. St. Mary's (Minn.), May 9, 1997
Most strikeouts, game - 24, Central vs. Alma (Mich.), May 19,1994

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