Softball - 2017 Season

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Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:31 am

So, Softball is currently 9-13 and had a solid win over Memphis yesterday, but the big news was that sophomore pitcher Emily Ira was named the Summit League Player of the Week after 40 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 2 earned runs over 23 innings, including setting the school record for strikeouts in a game with 19 against Oakland a few days ago.

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Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Good squad with some tough luck losses. Believe 9 of their 13 are by 1 run, so if they start clicking on offense they could win themselves a conference championship.
Think Purple...lets think Gold as in Championships!!!
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:39 am

Ira is a stud, she will probably set a lot of records at WIU before she is done. She was in the University of Iowa's backyard and they missed out on her, which was good for WIU.
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Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:53 pm

Watched the SB team for four innings today in Ames in the cold, rain and wind. I left when there was a 30 minute rain delay. Ended up losing first game 10-6. Looks like lots of young talent and a pitcher recruit from Huxley, just South of Ames was there today.
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Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:56 am

The 2nd game at Iowa State was cancelled.

Weather: 44, rainy, winds northeast at 16 mph.

Attendance at Iowa State = 204.

Western softball will end the regular season with a 3-game series this weekend at South Dakota State.

Western is currently in first place with a 10-5 conference record.
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Sun May 07, 2017 6:12 pm

Tough 2 days for the Ladies. Lost in extra innings 4-3 in Saturday's first game, and then lost the second with a bang bang play at the plate after a rbi single with the bases loaded and two outs. Gotta stay aggressive as far as I am concerned. This has been a season of so many 1 run games, one more hit, one less error, one more out, crap, one more win in conference and the Necks are Summit League Champs. 20 wins so far this season with more to come! Real good chance to make the championship game this year. Our best pitcher is a sophomore, and we have more pitching help coming via recruiting. There are also some pitchers on roster that hopefully will step up big time! ;) jc
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Sun May 07, 2017 9:19 pm

Softball Final Standings:
IUPUI 11-6
North Dakota State 11-7
Western Illinois 11-7
South Dakota 10-8
Omaha 6-8
South Dakota State 6-12
IPFW 4-11

The Summit League Tournament will be May 10-13 in Fargo, N.D.

May 10:
#4 South Dakota vs #5 Omaha at 3:00 PM. Winner plays #1 IUPUI on May 11 at 12 PM.
#3 Western vs #6 South Dakota State at 5:30 PM. Winner plays #2 North Dakota State on May 11 at 2:30 PM.
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