Softball Posts 2-4 Record Against Tough Competition at NFCA Leadoff Classic

Posted on March 14th, 2010 by

The Gustavus softball team posted a 2-4 record at the prestigious National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Leadoff Classic this past weekend in Panama City, Florida.  The Gusties posted a record of 2-1 in pool play on Friday and Saturday morning and qualified for the Gold Division bracket where they struggled with an 0-3 mark on Saturday evening and Sunday.  Coach Jeff Annis and his squad will now have a couple of weeks off before it opens MIAC play at Bethel on March 31.

Gustavus opened the tournament on Friday with an 8-0 win over Ithaca College and a 5-1 loss to Mount Union and then wrapped up pool play with an 8-0 win over Methodist College.  After pool play, participants in the 24-team field were divided into three eight-team brackets based on their finish in pool play.  The Gusties qualified for the top bracket, the Gold Division.

Gustavus opened Gold Division play with a 8-0 loss to #2 Louisiana College on Saturday evening and then closed out the tournament on Sunday with a 4-3 loss to to Lake Forest and an 8-6 setback to Moravian.

Jenna Johnson and Jenny Ewert led the Gusties offensively at the Leadoff Classic as Johnson hit .417 with five hits in 12 at-bats and Ewert hit .412 with seven hits in 17 at-bats.

The Gusties, which entered the NFCA Leadoff Classic ranked #9 in the NFCA Division III poll, are now 5-5 overall.

Gustavus vs. Ithaca Box Score

Gustavus vs. Mount Union Box Score

Gustavus vs. Methodist Box Score

Gustavus vs. Louisiana College Box Score

Gustavus vs. Lake Forest Box Score

Gustavus vs. Moravian Box Score

NFCA Leadoff Classic Website

Tournament Statistics


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