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.
The Gustavus softball team was not able to hold on to a slim early lead Friday at the Tucson Invitational, falling to UW-La Crosse 2-1 to move to 5-2 overall on the season.
The Gustavus softball team kicked off its spring trip in Tucson on Thursday with a 6-2 comeback victory over Denison, but suffered its first loss of the season in the second game of the day, falling 9-1 to UW-Eau Claire to move to 5-1 overall.
The No. 20-ranked Gustavus softball team (4-0) is headed south to participate in its annual spring trip, which this year is in Tucson, Ariz. at the Tucson Invitational. The Gusties will compete in seven games (one JV) at Lincoln Park's eight-field complex throughout the four-day trip.
The No. 25-ranked Gustavus softball team continued its winning ways Saturday at the Rochester Regional Bubble with a 2-1 victory over the University of Dubuque, followed by a 6-4 extra-inning win over Buena Vista, improving to 4-0 on the season.
Sunday was a milestone day for the Gustavus softball team as Head Coach Jeff Annis claimed his 300th all-time victory in a season-opening 9-1 win against UW-Stevens Point at the Rochester Regional Bubble. The Gusties then faced UW-River Falls and won 11-4. Now in his 11th season at Gustavus, Annis holds an overall record of 301-122-1 and is the winningest coach in program history.
One year removed from its first ever MIAC playoff championship, the Gustavus softball team is eager to get back to the diamond with healthy mix of returning veterans and incoming first-years. The Gusties kick off their 2016 campaign Sunday with a non-conference doubleheader at the Rochester Regional Bubble against UW-Stevens Point (2:30 p.m.) and UW-River Falls (7 p.m.).