LOUISVILLE, Ken. – 3rd rated Kutztown scored 4 runs in the 2nd inning and made it stand as they downed number 15 Augustana 4-0 in an opening round game of the NCAA Division II National Softball Tournament this morning in Louisville, Kentucky. Briana Knipe’s 3 run home run was the big blast for Kutztown while pitcher Samantha Derr allowed only 4 hits. Ashley Meyer started and took the loss for the Vikings as she struck out 5 and walked 2. Augustana will face either No. 1 Valdosta State or No. 24 UC San Diego in the next round of the double elimination tournament. Augustana entered the national tournament as the Central Region Tournament Champions.
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