WAYNE – Just like the baseball double header, the Wayne State College vs. Winona State University NSIC softball double header was originally scheduled to be played in Winona, Minnesota earlier this week and was moved to Wayne.
From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, it took #9 Winona State just two innings before they began to bring five runs across the plate in the third. WSU then followed with a three-run fourth inning to win 8-0.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 – WSC
0 0 5 3 X 8 11 0 – WSU
Four Wildcats combined for four singles. Senior Katelyn Wobken, junior Emily Chandler, senior Jordyn Breitbarth and freshman Annie Grammer each produced one hit.
Freshman Maddie Moser suffered the loss (2-7) in three innings allowing seven runs (six earned) off of eight hits while walking four batters. Sophomore Allison Niemeier worked an inning allowing an earned run off of three hits while walking one batter.
The ninth-ranked Winona State University Warriors began the second game with a run in the first inning. Following three scoreless innings WSU brought in a run during the fifth and two more in the sixth to win 4-0. #9 Winona State University improves to 28-4 (7-1 NSIC) as WSC falls to 7-20 (1-7 NSIC).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – WSC
1 0 0 0 1 2 X 4 10 0 – WSU
WSC only had two base runners with junior Baylee Rial and senior Rachel Shumaker each walked. The ‘Cats struck out 15 times.
Junior Riley Vanderveen suffered the complete game loss in six innings allowing four earned runs off of 10 hits while striking out one batter and walking four.
The Wayne State College softball team will turn right around and make the trek to North Dakota. WSC will face University of Mary at 2/4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 and visit Minot State on Sunday, April 8 at Noon and 2 p.m.