Who: Luther (22-2, 0-0 IIAC), @ Buena Vista (15-7 0-2 IIAC)
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 3pm/5pm
What: IIAC Softball Game
Where: Storm Lake, Iowa | BVU Softball Fields
Radio Broadcast: 97.5FM KBVU
Live Webstream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/bvu/
Live Stats: http://bvuathletics.com/sports/sball/2017-18/boxscores/20180411_dqok.xml
About BVU: The Beavers are coming off a 4-2 week which included a pair of upset victories on the road at #6 Illinois Wesleyan. BVU continues to swing the bat well, ranking third in the Iowa Conference in hitting with a .352 average. The team's 53 doubles are tied for first while the .491 slugging percentage is third. Michaela Mason blasted a pair of HR in the first win over Illinois Wesleyan and is now tied for the IIAC lead with five on the year. On the mound, BVU has a 2.91 ERA as a staff which is fifth in the IIAC. Defensively, BVU has committed the second-fewest errors in the league.
About Luther: The fifth-ranked Norse take the field after splitting a doubleheader against UW-River Falls on Monday afternoon. The team's 7-6 loss in game one snapped its 17-game win streak. On April 5, senior Ashley Burrows became the all-time hits leader for the Norse when she had five hits to push her career total to 211. As a team, Luther has held opponents to three runs or less in 20 of its 24 games. Burrows is one of three All-Americans returning to the line-up this season for a team that captured the regular season and tournament championship a year ago.
Looking Ahead: Reminder that Thursday's game is the postponed game from last week against Central. It will be played in Storm Lake at 4p.m./6p.m.