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Softball seeks better consistency

Although the Augustana softball team have struggled with consistency this season, they are looking to make improvements for the remainder of their season. Head softball coach Kristina Kistler said the team’s overall record of 9-19 and conference record of 2-8 has been a problem of  confidence, especially with having a…

Softball team looks to improve this season

The Augustana softball team (5-7) started their 2017 season in Florida over spring break. With a total of twelve games played there, the team, including senior captains Ashley Klauss and Brittany Kellett, recognized what they need to improve on for the rest of their season. “We have been working on…

Rakers reflects on final season

The Observer sat down with senior Kendra Rakers and talked about the culmination of the softball season. 1. As a senior, what is the biggest lesson Augustana softball has taught you? “I have learned many things through my time on the softball team at Augie. I think the biggest lesson…

Softball goes 1-1 at home

Women’s softball has had a tough season as they are 14-18 so far this season. Despite the record, captain and senior Kendra Rakers said wins don’t define a team. “We played great competition and put up good fights against some really good teams,” said Rakers. “Right now, our record may…

Softball team works to place in top three place finish

After finishing fourth in the CCIW conference last year, Augustana’s softball team has started their year with the expectation of finishing at least third in the conference. So far the season has been a good challenge for the athletes according to softball head coach Kristina Kistler. “We had a wide…

Vikings stay optimistic heading into conference

After finishing the weekend with a pair of one-run losses at the Augustana Invitational, Augustana junior pitcher Ashley Anderson believes this will help the team grow as conference play begins. “We learned a lot about ourselves as a team this weekend,” said Anderson. “The first day our offense was there…

Softball: Anderson makes early impact

Junior Ashley Anderson has been one of the most impactful players for Augustana’s softball team, and has used her parents and coaches’ influence to fuel her success. The team has won all five games she has started in, throwing three complete games and one combined no hitter. Anderson’s father is…