Vikings Jump To No. 8 In NFCA Coaches’ Poll
LOUISVILLE, KY — Augustana softball jumped up 14 spots in the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Top 25 poll and is now ranked eighth the organization announced Wednesday.
The Vikings were idle last week but opened up the 2014 season Feb. 7-8 at the Desert Stinger in Las Vegas, Nev. Augustana went 4-1 at the season-opening tournament, taking down the No. 1 team in the country on the way with a 7-6 win over defending national champion Central Oklahoma it its first game of the season.
Augustana won four straight games to start the Desert Stinger before suffering its first setback in the final game of the tournament in a 4-3 loss to Colorado Colorado-Springs. The Vikings had a strong showing offensively at the Desert Stinger batting .323 as a team with 43 hits, including nine doubles, three home runs and a triple.
Augustana returns to action this weekend traveling to St. Cloud, Minn. to participate in the Huskydome Classic hosted by St. Cloud State University. The Vikings open the weekend by playing Nebraska-Kearney at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21.
Courtesy: Augustana College