Softball ranked 7th in Midwest Region

Softball ranked 7th in Midwest Region

INDIANOLA, Iowa – The first NCAA Division III regional rankings of the 2012 season have the Simpson softball team ranked No. 7 in the Midwest Region, as announced Thursday.

Prior to Wednesday's doubleheader split with Coe, Simpson sat at 24-10 overall and 17-6 in region play.

Four of the eight teams ranked in the Midwest Region come from the Iowa Conference. Luther (28-4, 21-2) is No. 1, Central (25-5, 17-4) is No. 2 and Coe (24-8, 13-7) is No. 8.

The Storm have an opportunity to move up in the rankings Saturday when they travel to Pella, Iowa for a doubleheader against Central. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

Midwest Region Rankings
Rank Team In-Region Overall
1 Luther 21-2 28-4
2 Central 17-4 25-5
3 St. Thomas (Minn.) 17-4 24-6
4 Fontbonne 13-6 17-9
5 Gustavus Adolphus 18-6 20-6
6 Washington-St. Louis 17-9 22-10
7 Simpson 17-6 24-10
8 Coe 13-7 24-8
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