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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 5:48 pm
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By Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com
Augie softball pair honored
The Augustana duo of sophomore outfielder Laura Behnke and junior pitcher Sarah Hintz were named the CCIW Softball Players of the Week.

Behnke batted .429 (9-for-21) with six runs, three triples, four RBIs and a .630 slugging percentage in helping lead Augustana to a 6-2 record to start the season. She went 3-for-3 with two triples, two runs, and three RBIs in a 12-0 victory over Immaculata on Feb. 27. The prior day, she finished 2-for-3 with one run and an RBI in a 2-0 win over Alma.

Hintz went 2-1 during the Vikings trip to Florida. Her lone loss came against Capital on Feb. 25 when she pitched six innings and gave up four unearned runs while striking out eight in a 4-2 loss. Against Alma, she threw a one hit shutout and tallied 12 strikeouts to just one walk. On Feb. 28, she led Augustana to a 5-2 victory over Ferrum, pitching seven innings and striking out nine.

Augie's Schmitt 'Hitter of Week'
Augustana senior second baseman Kurt Schmidt has been named the Hitter of the Week in the CCIW after having a tremendous week in Florida. Schmidt helped his team go 4-1 for the week and 7-1 overall during its trip to Winter Haven. Schmidt batted .500, with 10 hits in 20 at-bats, and committed no errors in 26 chances.

Schmidt is batting .438 with 14 hits, eight runs scored, a double and six RBIs. His RBIs tie him with two other Vikings for the team lead. He has also accumulated 15 total bases, a .469 slugging percentage, and a .486 on base percentage. Defensively, he has a .956 fielding percentage and has turned five double plays.

Osier gets conference lacrosse honor
Augustana sophomore Sarah Osier has been named the "Player of the Week" in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference. She was instrumental in helping the Vikings defeat Whittier 17-11 on Feb. 25 in Whittier, Calif.

Osier made eight saves and gave up just four goals in 30 minutes of action against Whittier. The win gave Augustana itsfirst victory of the young season.

















 



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1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
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1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
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