WAYNE – After having to push home games back one day, the Wayne State College softball team welcomed in a league opponent.
From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, WSC hosted St. Cloud State on Sunday during senior day.
The visiting Huskies secured an 11-0 win in five innings before defeating the Wildcats, 6-5 in game two. With the sweep, SCSU improved to 34-15 (22-6 NSIC) while Wayne State fell to 15-34 (12-16 NSIC).
In game one, St. Cloud State scored three runs in the first inning. Following a scoreless second, the Huskies added four runs in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth to win 11-0. SCSU outhit WSC, 12-3 as both teams committed one error.
Kortney Buresh, Riley Holmberg and Paiton Tornberg all singled for WSC.
Callie Carraher (4-5) suffered the loss in three innings allowing seven runs (six earned) off eight hits while striking out four batters, walking one and hitting one. Grace Lucka worked two innings allowing four earned runs off four hits while striking out and walking three batters each.
During the game two, Wayne State scored first with a run in the opening inning and outscored SCSU, 2-1 in the fourth to lead 3-1. St. Cloud State then took the lead with three runs in the top of the sixth and two more runs in the seventh at 6-3. The Wildcats came up one run short with a two-run seventh falling 6-5. SCSU outhit WSC, 9-8 as Wayne State committed four errors compared to one from the Huskies.
Mary Krystofiak singled twice and scored while Kim Vidlak doubled, drove in a run and scored for WSC. Jenna Etmans, Madison Gomez and Alle Perea all singled and drove in a run; Riley Holmberg singled and scored; Paiton Tornberg singled; Emily Hale accounted for a RBI as Kortney Buresh and Abby Husing both scored.
Sami Felt (8-9) suffered the complete game loss in seven innings allowing six runs (five earned) off nine hits while striking out three batters, walking two and hitting one.
The Wayne State College softball team is scheduled to close out their regular season on Monday, May 2 hosting Minnesota Duluth at noon and 2 p.m. pending weather.