ROCHESTER, MN – Following a one-run loss Thursday morning, the Wayne State College softball team competed in a late afternoon elimination game.
Back in Rochester, Minnesota for the 2022 NSIC Softball Tournament, #10 WSC battled with #5 Minnesota Duluth. UMD won two games in Wayne earlier this week on Monday to conclude the regular season (4-3/8-4).
For a second straight game, the seventh inning rally fell short as Minnesota Duluth won 4-3. The Bulldogs improved to 38-15 while Wayne State College ends their season at 15-38 with back-to-back one-run losses.
UMD posted a two-run third inning to get on the board. Following three scoreless innings, Wayne State took the lead in the seventh thanks to three runs. The Bulldogs then answered with the game-tying and game-winning runs in the home half of the seventh. Final favored UMD, 4-3 as Minnesota Duluth outhit WSC, 8-3 and committed two errors.
Jenna Etmans doubled, drove in a run and scored while Paiton Tornberg singled and drove in two runs for WSC. Riley Holmberg singled and scored as Kim Vidlak scored.
Sami Felt (8-11) suffered the loss in three and a third innings allowing two earned runs off five hits while striking out one batter and walking three. Callie Carraher worked three innings allowing two earned runs off three hits while striking out two batters and walking one.