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    Augustana Softball: Vikings opens NSIC play tomorrow

    • No. 5 Augustana softball (17-4) begins Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play on the road this week. 
    • The Vikings open conference play on Wednesday, March 26 at Wayne State (14-8) with a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
    • Augustana will then play its home opener on Saturday, hosting MSU Moorhead at 12 p.m. before playing host to Northern State for a twinbill at 12 p.m. on Sunday.

    Augustana in NSIC play
    • Augustana is in its sixth season as a member of the NSIC. 
    • The Vikings have finished sixth or better in all previous five seasons. 
    • Augustana is 104-24 all-time in the NSIC. 
    • Augustana was 17-9 in conference play last season, marking the most losses in NSIC play since the first year in the league when they lost five. 
    • Augustana has won its NSIC opener in five straight seasons.

    National news
    • Augustana remained at No. 5 in the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association Top 25 Poll for the third straight week.
    • The Vikings were ranked 22nd in the NFCA preseason poll. 
    • Augustana jumped by going 4-1 in its opening weekend, including a win over then No. 1 ranked and defending national champion Central Oklahoma. 
    • The Vikings are 3-1 against ranked opponents this season. 
    • The complete list of the NFCA Preseason rankings can be found on page 3.

    Last time out
    • The Vikings went 4-2 against regional opponents at the Missouri Western State Tournament in St. Joseph, Mo. last weekend. 
    • Augustana opened the tournament grabbing two one-run wins, defeating Missouri Southern State 6-5 and Central Missouri 5-4.
    • Against Missouri Southern, Jenelle Trautmann hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Vikings to victory. 
    • Augustana used a five-run fourth inning and held off a late Central Missouri charge to down the Jennies 5-4.
    • Augustana fell off the tracks a bit on day two against some more tough competition falling to No. 12 Emporia State 7-1 and 6-0 to host Missouri Western State. 
    • The Vikings righted the ship on the final day of play defeating Pittsburg State 11-7 and Washburn 6-2. 

    About Wayne State
    • Wayne State enters conference play with a record of 14-8 on the season and is coming off a 3-3 weekend at the Missouri Western State Tournament. 
    • The Wildcats enter the mid-week batting .301 as a team with 33 doubles, four triples and 10 home runs. 
    • Melanie Alyea and Kaiti Williams lead the Wildcats both batting .377 on the season. 
    • Alyea has five doubles and 16 RBI on the season while Williams has three doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI. 
    • Kelcie Bormann leads the pitching staff with a 2.12 ERA and an 8-1 record. 
    • Bormann has made 13 appearances, tossed six complete games and struck out 66 batters in 72.2 innings of work. 
    • Krista Wood is in her eighth season as the head coach at Wayne State and owns a career record of 249-144, including 113-52 in conference play. 

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