Augustana defeated Texas A&M-Kingsville to claim the 2019 DII softball national championship on Monday, May 27. The Vikings came back after losing Game 1 to win Games 2 and 3 for the series victory.

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Augustana took a 6-4 lead in the top of the sixth inning on a 2-run single by Kendall Cornick. That score held until the end, as the Vikings were able to secure their second title in program history. The first came in 1991. Texas A&M-Kingsville and Augustana were both 3-0 in the tournament entering the final series, with Texas A&M-Kingsville looking to claim its first title in program history.

See the full schedule and list of results below.

2019 DII Softball Championship: Schedule and scores

The 2019 DII softball championship
Game Matchup Date/ Time (ET) Results
1 No. 1 LIU Post vs. No. 8 Young Harris May 23, 1 p.m. Young Harris, 9-4
2 No. 4 Texas A&M Kingsville vs. No. 5 Grand Valley State May 23, 4:15 p.m. TAMU-K, 2-1
3 No. 2 West Florida vs. No. 7 West Chester May 23, 6 p.m. West Florida, 5-1
4 No. 3 Augustana (SD) vs. No. 6 UC San Diego May 23, 8:30 p.m. Augustana, 8-0 (5)
5 Young Harris vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville May 24, 1 p.m. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 3-1
6 West Florida vs. Augustana May 24, 3:30 p.m. Augustana (SD), 4-2
7 LIU Post vs. Grand Valley State May 24, 6 p.m. Grand Valley State, 2-0
8 West Chester vs. UC San Diego May 24, 8:30 p.m. West Chester, 7-6
9 West Florida vs. Grand Valley State May 25, 1 p.m. Grand Valley State, 3-2
10 Young Harris vs. West Chester May 25, 3:30 p.m. Young Harris, 4-0 
11 Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Grand Valley State May 25, 6 p.m. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 3-2
12 Augustana vs. Young Harris May 25, 8:30 p.m. Augustana, 6-0 
15 Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Augustana May 26, 10:45 p.m. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 7-2
16 Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Augustana May 27, 4 p.m. Augustana, 6-4
17 Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Augustana May 27, 6:30 p.m. Augustana, 6-4

RESULTS: We tracked every regional and Super Regional game of the tournament

DII Softball Championship: History

Southern Indiana won the 2019 DII softball championship, which means we’ll have a new champion in 2019. Last season was the ninth year in a row we had a first-time DII softball national champion. UC San Diego and Augustana hope to reverse that trend as the only two teams in the field with a previous national championship. 

HISTORY: Here are the programs with the most DII titles

A complete list of the DII softball championship game can be found below.

YEAR CHAMPION (RECORD) COACH SCORE RUNNER-UP SITE
2018 *Southern Indiana (40-23) Sue Kunkle 8-3 Saint Anselm Salem, Va.
2017 *Minnesota State (64-7) Lori Meyer 5-1 Angelo State Salem, Va.
2016 North Alabama (60-7) Ashley Cozart 4-1 Humboldt State Denver
2015 North Georgia (54-8) Mike Davenport 5-0 Dixie State Oklahoma City
2014 *West Texas A&M (60-7) Kevin Blaskowski 3-2 Valdosta State Salem, Va.
2013 *Central Oklahoma (51-11) Genny Stidham 5-2 Kutztown Salem, Va.
2012 Valdosta State (58-5) Thomas Macera 4-1 UC San Diego Louisville, Ky.
2011 UC San Diego Patti Gerckens 10-3 Alabama-Huntsville Salem, Va.
2010 *Hawaii Pacific (50-8) Bryan Nakasone 4-3 Valdosta State Saint Joesph, Mo.
2009 Lock Haven (51-6) Kelly Green 8-0 Alabama-Huntsville Salem, Va.
2008 *Humboldt State (57-18) Frank Cheek 1-0 Emporia State Houston
2007 *SIU Edwardsville (49-8) Sandy Montgomery 3-2 Lock Haven Akron, Ohio
2006 *Lock Haven (56-4) Kelly Green 3-0 Emporia State Salem, Va.
2005 * **Lynn (54-7) Thomas Macera 5-3 Kennesaw State Salem, Va.
2004 Angelo State (47-11 Travis Scott 7-3 Florida Southern Altamonte Springs, Fla.
2003 *UC Davis (53-15) Kathy DeYoung 7-0 Georgia College Salem, Ore.
2002 St. Mary’s (Texas) (58-11) Donna Fields 4-0 Grand Valley State Salem, Va.
2001 Nebraska-Omaha (54-6) Jeanne Tostenson 4-0 Lewis Salem, Va.
2000 North Dakota State (68-10) Mitch Hanson 3-1 Kennesaw State Columbus, Ga.
1999 Humboldt State (55-7-1) Frank Cheek 7-2 Nebraska-Kearney Salem, Va.
1998 California (Pa.) (49-7) Rick Bertagnolli 2-1 Barry Pensacola, Fla.
1997 *California (Pa.) (53-5) Rick Bertagnolli 2-1 Wisconsin-Parkside Salem, Va.
1996 Kennesaw State (49-8) Scott Whitlock 6-4 Nebraska-Omaha Emporia, Kan.
1995 Kennesaw State (53-5) Scott Whitlock 3-2 Bloomsburg Salem, Va.
1994 Merrimack (45-4) Michele Myslinski 6-2 Humboldt State Shawnee, Kan.
1993 Florida Southern (45-11) Chris Bellotto 11-5 Augustana (S.D.) Shawnee, Kan.
1992 Missouri Southern State (50-7) Pat Lipira 1-0 Cal State East Bay Shawnee, Kan.
1991 *Augustana (SD) (61-4-1) Sandy Jerstad 3-2 Bloomsburg Midland, Mich.
1990 Cal State Bakersfield (44-11) Kathy Welter 6-2 Cal State Northridge Midland, Mich.
1989 Cal State Bakersfield (38-23) Kathy Welter 8-5 Sacramento State Sacramento, Calif.
1988 Cal State Bakersfield (54-9-1) Kathy Welter 4-3 Lock Haven Sacramento, Calif.
1987 Cal State Northridge (58-7) Gary Torgeson 4-0 Florida Southern Quincy, Ill.
1986 *Stephen F. Austin (38-15-1) Dianne Baker 1-0 Cal State Northridge Akron, Ohio
1985 *Cal State Northridge (62-19) Gary Torgeson 2-1 Akron Northridge, Calif.
1984 *Cal State Northridge (51-12-2) Gary Torgeson 1-0 Akron Sioux Falls, S.D.
1983 *Cal State Northridge (35-20-2) Gary Torgeson 1-0 Sam Houston State Orange, Calif.
1982 Sam Houston State (40-6) Wayne Daigle 3-2 Cal State Northridge Stratford, Conn.

*Indicates undefeated teams in finals series

** Lynn’s participation in the 2005 tournament vacated by NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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