Minot State Takes Two From Wayne State Softball

Minot State Takes Two From Wayne State Softball
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – The most southern team in the NSIC welcomed in the furthest team from the north for a league softball doubleheader on Saturday.

From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, Wayne State College hosted Minot State University.

Minot State secured the Saturday sweep of 10-8 and 13-4. The Beavers improved to 26-8 (7-3) while Wayne State fell to 5-26 (2-8).

In the opening game, both teams scored two runs in the first before Wayne State College outscored the Beavers, 4-1 in the second to lead 6-3. Minot State then chipped away at the deficit with single runs in the third and fourth innings to trail, 6-5. After Wayne State won the sixth inning, 2-1, Minot State captured the lead in the top of the seventh thanks to four runs. Minot State held onto the 10-8 victory as Wayne State won the hit department, 12-11 and both teams committed an error.

Kim Vidlak posted four singles, two RBI and two runs scored while Riley Holmberg singled twice, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice for WSC. Jenna Etmans recorded a two-run homerun and scored once more as Hayley Murphy added a solo homerun.

Kortney Buresh singled and scored; Mary Krystofiak singled and drove in two runs as Paiton Tornberg singled.

Hadley Chvatal (2-14) suffered the loss in two innings allowing seven earned runs off six hits while striking out one batter, walking three and hitting one. Callie Carraher worked four innings allowing two earned runs off three hits while striking out five batters, walking one and hitting two. Sami Felt came in for an inning allowing an earned run off two hits.


During the second game, WSC took the early 1-0 lead in the first before Minot State answered with a three-run second inning. After the Wildcats tied the game up at 3-3 in the third inning, the Beavers posted a five-run fourth inning. Wayne State scored once more in the fifth as Minot State added three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to win 13-4. MISU outhit WSC, 12-10 as the Wildcats committed four errors.

Kortney Buresh singled twice, doubled and scored twice while Kim Vidlak singled, doubled and drove in three runs for WSC.

Riley Holmberg singled twice and scored twice; Jenna Etmans singled twice as Natalie Arbizu singled.

Sami Felt (2-6) suffered the loss in four innings allowing eight runs (three earned) off six hits while striking out three batters and walking one. Callie Carraher worked two and a third innings allowing five runs (four earned) off six hits while striking out and walking two batters each. Grace Lucka came in for two-thirds of an inning.

The Wayne State College softball team will host University of Mary at noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.