The Luther College baseball teams opens an NCAA division three regional in Bloomington, Illinois this afternoon. The Norse are the top seed in the six team regional after winning the Iowa Conference tournament title over the weekend.
Luther coach Brian Gillogly says they haven’t taken the title since 1985 and they’re excited to be able to move on and play in the regional. The Norse open against Augustana of Illinois. Gillogly says Augustana is a perennial power in a good conference, and he expects them to be a very good hitting club. He says eight out of their nine hitters are left handed.
Gillogly says having the top seed is an advantage if you can get off to a good start. Just like the conference tournament, he says the first game is huge. Luther is 29-9.