ST. CLOUD, MN – With six home games scheduled for this weekend, the Wayne State College softball team closed out their road series Saturday.
From Selke Field in St. Cloud, Minnesota, WSC visited the Huskies for a road doubleheader.
Game one favored St. Cloud State, 13-6 before the Huskies posted an 8-0 win against the ‘Cats in the final game. SCSU improved to 14-6 (3-3 NSIC) while WSC dropped their seventh straight falling to 3-15 (0-6 NSIC).
During the opening game, St. Cloud State scored two runs in the first and five more in the second to lead 7-0. The Huskies outscored WSC, 4-1 in the third while Wayne State did the same in the fourth and added one more run in the fifth to trail 12-6. SCSU tacked on one more run in the sixth to win 13-6.
Kamryn Sparks finished with a three-hit performance and a run scored while Michaela Smith recorded a three-run homerun, double and two runs scored for WSC. Kim Vidlak singled twice and scored twice, Kortney Buresh doubled and drove in a run; Jenna Etmans singled and drove in a run as Ashley Hernandez, Riley Holmberg and Emily Hale all singled. Abby Husing scored and Madison Gomez accounted for a RBI.
WSC finished with four errors in the loss.
Maddie Moser (0-3) suffered the loss in two innings allowing seven runs (six earned) off five hits while striking out one batter, walking three and hitting two. Sloan Cooksey worked four innings allowing six runs (one earned) off seven hits while striking out four batters, walking four and hitting three.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 1 4 1 0 0 6 12 4 – WSC
2 5 4 1 0 1 X 13 12 0 – SCSU
From the second game, St. Cloud State opened scoring in the second inning with five runs. Following a pair of scoreless innings, SCSU drove in two more runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to win 8-0 in six innings.
Wildcat singles were posted by Vidlak, Hernandez, Etmans and Hale.
WSC had another two errors in the final game.
Callie Carraher (0-1) suffered the loss in two innings allowing five runs (one earned) off four hits while striking out two batters, walking one and hitting one. Cooksey worked two innings allowing two hits while walking two batters and Moser pitched an inning and a third allowing three runs (two earned) off three hits while striking out and walking two batters each.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 – WSC
0 5 0 0 2 1 8 9 0 – SCSU
The Wayne State College softball team will next host Sioux Falls on Wednesday, April 7 at 2/4 p.m. before welcoming in both Minnesota State-Mankato and Concordia-St. Paul this weekend April 10 – 11 at noon and 2 p.m. each day.