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Central College Softball Ranked in Top 15 in Preseason Poll

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 5:55 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

Central College is 12th in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s preseason top 25 softball coaches’ poll. The Dutch return six position starters and two pitchers from last year’s 39-9 club that shared the program’s 11th Iowa Conference championship and gained a record 23rd NCAA Division III tournament berth, finishing second in regional play.

Defending national champion Linfield College is a unanimous choice for the No. 1 spot, followed by Texas-Tyler. Central is among three conference schools in the rankings. Luther College is No. 5 and Coe College is No. 10. Central opens the 2012 campaign with 16 games in the Tucson Invitational Games March 9-17.