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      The Iowa Wesleyan College softball team qualifies for national tournament

      The Iowa Wesleyan College softball team has qualified for the USCAA National Tournament, finishing the regular season at 18-13.

      The Tigers will head to Akron, Ohio for the national tournament, to be held from May 12-15.

      â??Itâ??s a great accomplishment and a great opportunity for the team,â?? said head coach Mike Hampton.

      â??Itâ??s a testament to the focus and hard work these young ladies put in this season.

      It was difficult to find a rhythm with all the weather cancellations, but these ladies handled it really well and Iâ??m really proud of them.â??

      The Tigers head to Akron led by four seniors who will play their final games for the purple and white as they compete for the USCAA National Championship.

      Tory Beaver (Sr.-North Liberty, Iowa) hit .457 from the plate in 31 games during the regular season. Beaver hit four home runs and knocked in 25 RBIâ??s.

      She also hit eight doubles and three triples.Ayla Serrano (Sr.-Rock Island, Ill.) hit .364 in 31 games.

      Serrano had a team-high 28 RBIâ??s on the season. Serrano was also had a 4-5 record on the mound for the Tigers with a 4.64 ERA.

      Sonja Holmes (Sr.-West Branch, Iowa) was 8-4 on the mound, with an impressive 1.60 ERA.

      She held the opponents to a .203 batting average.

      Ashley Mysliwiec (Sr.-Antioch, Ill.) had a strong senior year defensively for the Tigers, with a .922 fielding percentage, playing in all 31 games.

      Mysliwiec also hit .234 from the plate.

      The USCAA National Softball Championship will be held at Firestone Stadium.

      Seeding for the tournament will be released on May 7th.

      CourtesyIowa Wesleyan College