Gustavus ace Hannah Heacox (Stillwater, Minn.) continued her brilliant start to the 2016 conference season in a sweep over Saint Benedict. The junior pitcher was the winner in both games, allowing just two earned runs (0.93 ERA) on 17 hits and one walk with 14 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched, including an outstanding eight-inning relief performance to help her team rally for a 10-inning win. For her performance the MIAC sports information directors honored Heacox Monday with her second-straight MIAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week award.
The Gustavus softball team continues to roll through its MIAC schedule Tuesday as it travels to St. Paul for a doubleheader against Hamline beginning at 3:30 p.m. The doubleheader was originally scheduled for last Wednesday, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The Gusties enter the contests with a 12-6 overall record and 3-1 mark in the MIAC, while the Pipers are 11-7 overall and 4-0 in the league.
The Gustavus softball team turned in an impressive day Sunday, sweeping Saint Benedict 5-1 and 10-8 in 10 innings to improve to 12-6 overall and 3-1 in the MIAC, while the Blazers fall to 13-9 overall and 1-3 in the league. Hannah Heacox (Jr., Stillwater, Minn.) earned both wins on the rubber, throwing 15 innings with two earned runs on 17 hits, including 14 strikeouts and one walk.
UPDATE as of 9:08 a.m.: Today's MIAC softball game featuring Gustavus vs. Augsburg has been postponed to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Gustavus softball team returns to conference play today as it travels to St. Paul to face Hamline for a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Gusties enter the contests with a 10-6 overall record and 1-1 mark in the MIAC, while the Pipers are 9-7 overall and 2-0 in the league.
The schedule of a Division III head athletic coach is a hectic one. Daily practices, bi-tri weekly games, recruiting trips, and fundraising are just a few of the many tasks that each coach likely undertakes for their individual programs. However, Gustavus Adolphus College head softball coach Jeff Annis enjoys wearing multiple hats and doesn’t mind putting on a few more.
The Gustavus softball team went 4-2 last week against tough competition, with three of the four wins coming courtesy of the pitching of Hannah Heacox (Stillwater, Minn.). The Gustie junior went 3-0 in four appearances with a 3.04 ERA and all three wins coming via complete games. She struck out 29 batters while allowing 10 runs on 16 hits and 12 walks in 23.0 innings pitched. For her performance the MIAC sports information directors honored Heacox Monday with the MIAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week award.
The Gustavus softball team wrapped up the Central Invite on Sunday with a doubleheader against host Central and split the games. The Gusties won the first game 6-2, but lost the second 8-0 in five innings to move to 10-6 overall.
The Gustavus softball team started the Central College Invitational with a pair of wins Saturday - 6-4 over Dubuque followed by a 7-3 decision over Buena Vista to improve to 9-5 on the season.
The Gustavus softball team has four non-league games this weekend in Iowa. The Gusties take on Dubuque (1 p.m.) and Buena Vista (3 p.m.) on Saturday in Oskaloosa and then head to Pella on Sunday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Central.