WAYNE – After having their Saturday doubleheader postponed, the Wayne State College softball team opened their home conference schedule Sunday afternoon.
From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, WSC entertained Minnesota Duluth.
In the opening game, UMD struck early and often with three runs to start the first and another four in the second to lead 7-0. The Bulldogs then added a run in the third and ended the game with a two-run fifth to win 10-0 in five innings.
WSC posted four singles from four different players. Kortney Buresh, Ashley Hernandez, Taylor Menard and Annie Grammer all recorded a single.
Makenna Adkison (6-6) suffered the loss in two-thirds of an inning allowing three earned runs off five hits. Riley Vanderveen worked four and a third allowing seven runs (five earned) off seven hits while striking out two batters, walking five and hitting one.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
3 4 1 0 2 10 12 0 – UMD
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 – WSC
From the second contest, WSC opened with a run in the first as both teams scored a run in the second. Down 2-1, Minnesota Duluth then poured in back-to-back four run innings during the fourth and fifth while closing the game out in the sixth with a run to win 10-2. UMD is now 13-12 (4-2 NSIC) while the ‘Cats fell to 9-12 (0-4 NSIC).
Extra base-hits were led from the solo homerun by Chandler and a double from Abbie Hix. Menard singled for the second time as Hernandez accounted for a RBI.
Maddie Moser (3-5) suffered the loss in four innings allowing five earned runs off six hits while striking out two batters and walking three. Adkison worked an inning allowing four earned runs off four hits while striking out a batter and walking two. Vanderveen also pitched an inning allowing an earned run off a hit.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
0 1 0 4 4 1 10 11 2 – UMD
1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 – WSC
The Wayne State College softball team had their home doubleheader with St. Cloud State postponed from Saturday until this afternoon due to cold temperatures. Games times are set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from the Pete Chapman softball complex.