Wildcat Softball Earns Sunday Split With UMary

Wildcat Softball Earns Sunday Split With UMary
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – After being swept at home on Saturday, the Wayne State College softball team went back to work on the home diamond with another North Dakota conference foe.

From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, WSC welcomed in University of Mary on Sunday.

UMary took game one, 7-6 while the Wildcats answered with a 13-6 victory to close out the weekend going 1-3. Wayne State College is now 6-27 (3-9 NSIC) while the Marauders moved to 5-27 (3-9).

During the opening game, neither team scored in the opening two innings. Wayne State posted a five-run third inning before University of Mary started to mount a comeback. The Marauders scored three runs in the fifth, outscored WSC, 2-1 in the fourth and posted single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to win 7-6. UMary outhit Wayne State, 9-7 as the Wildcats committed three errors.

Madison Gomez recorded a three-run homerun; singled twice and drove in another run while Kim Vidlak singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice for WSC.

Kortney Buresh and Jenna Etmans both singled and scored for WSC as Paiton Tornberg scored once.

Sami Felt (2-7) suffered the loss in three innings allowing two runs off four hits while striking out one batter. Callie Carraher worked four innings allowing five earned runs off five hits while striking out four batters and walking three.


In the final game of the weekend, Wayne State jumped ahead 2-0 in the first as both teams scored a run in the second and UMary outscored WSC in the third, 5-1. Following a scoreless fourth and down 6-4, Wayne State poured in five runs during the fifth and four more in the sixth to win 13-6. The Wildcats outhit the Marauders, 16-9 as UMary committed five errors compared to two from Wayne State.

Madison Gomez singled three times and drove in three runs; Mary Krystofiak singled three times, drove in three runs and scored as Paiton Tornberg singled three times, drove in a run and scored twice for WSC.

Kim Vidlak singled, tripled, drove in three runs and scored twice; Jenna Etmans doubled, drove in a run and scored twice; Kortney Buresh singled twice and scored twice; Riley Holmberg singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice as Dylan Sweeney and Abby Husing both scored once.

Grace Lucka (1-3) picked up the complete game victory in seven innings allowing six runs (four earned) off nine hits while striking out five batters and walking two.

The Wayne State College softball team will next host Southwest Minnesota State on Tuesday, April 12 at 1/3 p.m. from the Pete Chapman Softball Complex.