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.
The Gustavus Adolphus College softball team split its MIAC Opener with Bethel University on Monday afternoon at Ona Orth Complex. The split moves the Gusties to 7-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while the Royals are now 6-10 and 1-1.
After 10 non-league games and a week of rest, the Gustavus softball team begins Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at 3:30 p.m. today in a doubleheader at Bethel University. The Gusties enter the contests with a 6-4 overall record, while the Royals are 5-9.
The Gustavus softball team concluded the Tucson Invitational Sunday with a 6-2 loss to UW-Eau Claire, moving to 6-4 overall. The Blugolds took an early 4-0 lead after the first two innings, which proved to be too large of a deficit for the Gusties to come back from.
The Gustavus softball team split a pair of games Saturday at the Tucson Invitational, losing to UW-La Crosse 7-4 before beating Crown 6-0 to move to 6-3 overall on the season.