Sioux Falls Uses Run-Rule Advantage Over Wildcat Softball

Sioux Falls Uses Run-Rule Advantage Over Wildcat Softball
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

SIOUX FALLS, SD – It was a quick turnaround for the Wayne State College softball team after just hosting a pair of doubleheaders the past two days, WSC hit the road for another set for games.

From Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the ‘Cats took on USF Tuesday.

In the opening game, the Cougars posted a four-run first inning before outscoring the ‘Cats 9-1 in the third to lead 13-1. WSC managed two more runs but fell 13-3 in five innings.

Kim Vidlak posted a multi-hit game with a single and double while Michaela Smith recorded a two-run homer for WSC. Emily Chandler singled and drove in a run, Ashley Hernandez and Annie Grammer both doubled as Kortney Buresh singled.

Makenna Adkison (6-7) suffered the loss failing to record an out allowing three earned runs off three hits. Maddie Moser worked four innings allowing 10 runs (six earned) off eight hits while walking six batters.

Game One:

1 2 3 4 5   R H  E

0 0 1 2 0   3  7   2 – WSC

4 0 9 0 X 13 11 0 – USF

From the second contest, USF was back on the board early with three runs in the second and six more in the third to go up 9-0. Wayne State outscored Sioux Falls 2-1 in both the fourth and fifth innings while USF won the game with a three-run sixth. Final saw the Cougars win 14-4 to improve to 14-15 (4-4 NSIC) while Wayne State College fell to 9-16 (0-8 NSIC), dropping their 10th straight.

Abbie Hix posted a pair of singles and two RBI as Taylor Menard and Buresh both singled twice for the ‘Cats. Chandler recorded a two-run homer while Raquell Penke, Vidlak and Hernandez all singled.

Riley Vanderveen (0-3) suffered the loss in two innings allowing seven earned runs off nine hits while walking one batter and hitting another. Adkison worked three and a third innings allowing seven runs (five earned) off eight hits while walking four batters.

Game Two:

1 2 3 4 5 6  R  H E

0 0 0 2 2 0   4 10 1 – WSC

0 3 6 1 1 3 14 17 0 – USF

The Wayne State College softball team will visit the state of Minnesota this weekend for a pair of doubleheaders. WSC will first visit Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday, April 6 at 1/3 p.m. followed by games at Minnesota State-Mankato on Sunday, April 7 at noon and 4 p.m.