Six members of the Nebraska Wesleyan University softball team were named to the 2008 All-Independent softball team that was announced Wednesday (May 29). NWU seniors Ashley Tiedgen and Mollie Seim were named to the AD3I First-Team. Klancy Nixon, Kelsey Worley and Marcia Kennedy all were named to the Second-Team. Megan Beckstead was named to the Third-Team.
Nebraska Wesleyan University senior shortstop Klancy Nixon was named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) Division III All-Region Team that was released on May 6. Nixon was named to the Midwest Region Third-Team as an infielder. She becomes the first softball player in NWU history to be named a Division III All-Region performer.
Six members of the Nebraska Wesleyan University softball team were named to the 2008 Great Plains Athletic Conference Softball All-Conference team that was announced Tuesday (May 6). NWU senior shortstop Klancy Nixon and senior catcher Mollie Seim were both selected on the All-GPAC First Team. Senior Ashley Tiedgen was named to the All-GPAC Second Team as an utility player, while Kelsey Worley, Megan Beckstead and Marcia Kennedy received honorable mention All-GPAC.
The Nebraska Wesleyan softball team ended the regular season with a doubleheader sweep over Dordt College on Wednesday (Apr. 30) at Sioux Center, Iowa. The Prairie Wolves won game one, 6-1, then rolled to a 11-0 victory in six innings in game two. NWU ends the regular season with an overall record of 22-16 and a 12-12 mark in the GPAC.
After winning nine out of their last 10 games, the Nebraska Wesleyan softball team dropped three games in a row to end their weekend road swing. The Prairie Wolves opened with a 8-0 win at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., on Friday night (Apr. 18) but then lost game two, 4-3. NWU was shutout in a doubleheader sweep by Northwestern College on Saturday in Orange City, Iowa. The Red Raiders defeated NWU, 2-0, in both games.
Ashley Tiedgen threw a no-hitter in game one while going 3-3 at the plate as Nebraska Wesleyan defeated Mount Marty College, 8-0, in six innings in game one of a GPAC doubleheader on Wednesday night in Lincoln. NWU also used the run-rule to defeat the Lancers, 9-0, in five innings in game two.
Klancy Nixon drove in Ashley Tiedgen with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Nebraska Wesleyan to a 6-5 victory over the University of Sioux Falls in the first game of a GPAC softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon (Apr. 13) at University Place Park in Lincoln, Neb. NWU then rolled past USF, 8-0, in five innings in the second game.
Nebraska Wesleyan erupted for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 6-1 victory over Midland Lutheran College in game one of a doubleheader on Wednesday night (Apr. 9) in Lincoln, Neb. However, the Warriors scored four runs of their own in the top of the seventh inning to take game two, 5-3, to earn the split in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) doubleheader.
Nebraska Wesleyan University athletes swept the Association of Division III Independent's (AD3I) weekly awards for the week of March 31-April 6. John Rust was named the baseball Player-of-the-Week, while Klancy Nixon was the softball Player-of-the-Week. In addition, both Rust and Nixon were also named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Players-of-the-Week. Rust also was named the NAIA Region III Player-of-the-Week.
Nebraska Wesleyan University head softball coach Lance Kingery has become the all-time leader in career wins in NWU softball history. With the 11-3 victory over Grinnell College on Friday afternoon, Kingery earned his 123rd win to pass Doug Ahlberg for most career victories in NWU softball history. NWU went on to win the Grinnell Tournament championship, and then swept Buena Vista University on Sunday to give Kingery 127 career wins.
Nebraska Wesleyan pitchers held Buena Vista to a combined eight hits as the Prairie Wolves swept the Beavers in a softball doubleheader on Sunday (Apr. 6) at University Place Park in Lincoln, Neb. NWU won game one, 6-3, then shut out BVU, 6-0, in the second game.
GPAC softball rivals Nebraska Wesleyan and Concordia University needed extra innings to settle both games of the softball doubleheader on Tuesday (Apr. 2) in Lincoln, Neb. NWU scored three runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to outlast the Bulldogs, 7-6, in 11 innings in game one. Concordia came back to score three runs in the top of the eighth inning to take game two, 7-4.
The Nebraska Wesleyan softball team split games with Briar Cliff University on Saturday (Mar. 29) to finish a home weekend of Great Plains Athletic Conference action with a 1-3 record. NWU defeated BCU 3-2 in game one, but dropped the second game 2-1. On Friday night, the Prairie Wolves lost to Doane 5-3 in game one, then the Tigers took a wild second game 13-12.
Simpson College pitchers held the Nebraska Wesleyan batters in check allowing the Prairie Wolves just eight hits as the Storm swept a softball doubleheader, 5-1, and 6-0 on Wednesday night (Mar. 26) in Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska Wesleyan pounded out 26 total hits and scored 18 runs as the the Prairie Wolves swept past Cornell College in the 2008 home opener on Saturday (Mar. 22) at University Place Park in Lincoln, Neb. NWU won by scores of 12-6 in game 1 and 6-4 in game 2.
The Nebraska Wesleyan softball team opened its 2008 season by going 3-1 at the University of Dallas Tournament on March 15-16 in Irving, Texas. NWU rolled on day one with a 9-1 victory over Westminster College (Mo.) and an 11-0 victory over the University of Dallas. On day two, the Prairie Wolves blanked Westminster 8-0 but dropped the final game, 6-5, to Dallas.
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