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St. Thomas softball falls to St. John Fisher in season-ending defeat

Friday, May 27, 2016 12:12 PM
Designated player Morgan Murphy exits the batter's box. Twelfth-ranked St. Thomas fell to unranked St. John Fisher in a season-ending 2-0 defeat Friday.

St. John Fisher pitcher Lindsey Thayer retired the final 13 St. Thomas batters and tossed a two-hitter to defeat the 12th-ranked Tommies 2-0 Friday and eliminate them from the College World Series.

St. Thomas falls to Emory University in first round of national tournament

Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:13 PM
Catcher Chase Shortly's RBI single led a series of seventh-inning hits, but wasn't enough to defeat the Eagles in a 3-2 loss Thursday.

Despite a seventh-inning comeback led by catcher Chase Shortly’s RBI single, the ninth-ranked Emory University Eagles defeated 12th-ranked St. Thomas 3-2 in the first round of the College World Series Thursday.

Tommie softball wins super regional, advances to national tournament

Saturday, May 21, 2016 3:22 PM
The Tommies pose in front of the Super Regional championship trophy. The team will head to Salem, Va. next week for the College World Series. (photo courtesy of TommieSports)

Second baseman Megan DuPuis’ seventh-inning RBI earned the Tommies a spot in the College World Series for the second time in three years with a 2-1 victory over Trine Saturday.

Trine Thunder proves no match for Tommies’ hitting storm

Friday, May 20, 2016 4:49 PM
St. Thomas pitcher Kiersten Anderson-Glass cranks a pitch across the plate. Glass only allowed six hits in the Tommies' game one win against Trine University Friday. (Photo courtesy of Trine University).

First baseman Katie Jo Delisle’s sixth inning, two-RBI double tied the game and ignited a streak of Tommie hits, leading to a 9-5 win over the Trine University Thunder in game one of Super Regionals Friday.

Tommie athletics – year in review

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:38 PM
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Throughout my four years at St. Thomas, I’ve witnessed some of the best athletes, teams and games that Division III has to offer.

Pipers eliminate Tommies from MIAC playoffs

Saturday, May 14, 2016 11:13 AM
St. Thomas took on Hamline in the MIAC Baseball Playoffs Friday in Cold Spring. The Tommies fell to the Pipers 4-7, but they could still earn an at-large bid for regionals. (Carlee Hackl/TommieMedia)

The St. Thomas baseball team was unable to maintain an early lead as its short-lived MIAC Baseball Playoff appearance came to an end Friday with a 4-7 loss to Hamline.

Tommies take Warhawks in first round of playoffs

Friday, May 13, 2016 2:28 PM
Pitcher Kierstin Anderson-Glass delivers a pitch in a game against Macalester earlier this season. Anderson-Glass struck out seven batters in Friday's NCAA playoff game against Wisconsin-Whitewater. (Jesse Krull/TommieMedia)

St. Thomas beat Wisconsin-Whitewater 3-2 Friday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division III softball tournament.

John Tschida coaches 1,000th game

Friday, May 13, 2016 2:10 PM
St. Thomas softball coach John Tschida has a wall in his office at the McCarthy Gym filled with photos of the All-Americans that he has coached during his tenure. Tschida recently coached his 1,000th career NCAA game. (TommieMedia/Taylor Smith)

St. Thomas softball coach John Tschida coached his 1,000th career NCAA game April 30 as part of a Tommie sweep against Bethel in a doubleheader.

Sports in :60 – May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016 10:56 AM
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Cardinals shutout Tommies in playoffs

Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:39 PM
Outfielder Jake Smith finishes a swing in a game against Bethel last season. Smith had one of St. Thomas' four hits in Thursday's playoff loss against St. Mary's.(Carlee Hackl/TommieMedia)

St. Mary’s upset the top-seed Tommies 7-0 in the opening game of the double elimination MIAC Baseball Playoffs Thursday night in Collegeville.

Sports in :60 – May 12, 2016

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Sports in :60 – May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:09 AM
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SJV Seminary hosts 15th annual whiffle ball tournament

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:41 PM
The fourth floor Brooklyn Bridegrooms pose with the trophy after winning the final whiffle ball playoff game Monday night on the St. John Vianney Quad. The goal of the tournament is to show that the seminarians are "more than just a bunch of guys that pray and study all the time," pitcher Zach Schaefbauer said. "We have fun [and] we have fraternity." (Natalie Hall/TommieMedia)

The St. John Vianney Seminary Brooklyn Bridegrooms won the final whiffle ball playoff game of the annual tournament hosted by St. John Vianney Seminary May 9.

Sports in :60 – May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:58 AM
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Tommies claim MIAC championship

Monday, May 9, 2016 7:52 PM
Pitcher Kierstin Anderson-Glass delivers a pitch in a game against Macalester earlier this season. Anderson-Glass struck out seven batters in Friday's NCAA playoff game against Wisconsin-Whitewater. (Jesse Krull/TommieMedia)

The St. Thomas softball team received an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division III regional tournament after defeating St. Kate’s on Sunday and claiming the title of MIAC playoff champions.