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Super day for Softball, now Super-Regional bound

Super day for Softball, now Super-Regional bound

Junior Kierstin Anderson-Glass threw a three-hitter and won as a starter for the 15th time in a row as No. 3-ranked St. Thomas won the NCAA regional title with Saturday's 6-1 victory over No. 25-ranked UW-Eau Claire at South Field.

The Tommies (41-5), who have won 26 of their last 27 games, will advance to next weekend's best-of-three Super Regional tournament, the program's fourth year in a row among the final 16. They will face the winner of the Central (Iowa) regional to be finished Sunday, with that May 17-18 site will be announced Sunday night.

St. Thomas is 6-0 so far in the postseason over a nine-day span, all at home, and has outscored opponents 21-1 over 44 innings.

Anderson-Glass was voted Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after receiving a similar award last weekend after the conference playoffs. She was joined on the 10-player all-tournament team by teammates Dana Connelly, Melissa Barry and Elise Barnes.

The junior took a one-hitter into the seventh inning on Saturday, but back-to-back doubles ended her scoreless streak on the mound at 48 consecutive innings. She retired 14 in a row during a mid-game span and finished with three strikeouts and one walk.

Since April 6, Anderson-Glass is 18-0 with an 0.32 ERA and 69 strikeouts and just eight walks.

The Tommies jumped to a 4-0 lead in the second inning as Jenna Beeso and Kristn McGonigal had RBI hits and Barnes added a two-run single. Sarah Bueno added an RBI single in the third inning.

Nine different players had either a run or an RBI, and eight had at least one hit led by two apiece from Barry and McGonigal.


St. Paul Softball Regional/All-Tournament Team



Kayla Madison (SO)



Kailee O'Brien (SR)

Maddie Rog (SO)


UW-Eau Claire

Mikayla McEnery (SO)

Sarah Peka (JR)

Cheyenne Johnson (JR)


St. Thomas

Melissa Barry (SR)

Elise Barnes (JR)

Dana Connelly (SR)

Kierstin Anderson-Glass (JR) (Most Outstanding Player)