WAYNE – A series of six consecutive games over four days continued for the Wayne State College softball team on Monday.
From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, WSC welcomed in Minnesota Crookston which was previously scheduled as a road game in Crookston, Minnesota on Sunday. WSC was listed as the visiting team during the doubleheader.
The Wildcats picked up two more home wins and have now won four in a row following scores of 7-4 and 9-5 over Minnesota Crookston. WSC improved to 15-30 (12-12 NSIC) while the Golden Eagles fell to 14-33 (5-17 NSIC).
During the opening game, Wayne State began with a three-run second inning before Minnesota Crookston took the lead with a four-run fourth. After two scoreless innings, the Wildcats posted a four-run seventh and held onto the 7-4 victory. WSC outhit UMC, 13-5 as both teams committed an error.
Kortney Buresh singled, doubled twice and scored twice while Riley Holmberg singled three times, drove in two runs and scored for WSC. Michaela Smith doubled and drove in a run; Kamryn Sparks doubled and scored; Madison Gomez singled twice, drove in a run and scored; Kim Vidlak singled, drove in two runs and scored; Emily Hale singled and scored as Jenna Etmans singled.
Sami Felt (7-8) picked up the win in two and two-thirds striking out one batter. Callie Carraher worked four and a third allowing four earned runs off five hits while striking out six batters and hitting one.
In the final contest, the Golden Eagles took the early 3-0 lead in the home half of the first inning. Following a scoreless second, WSC used single runs in the third and fourth to tail, 3-2. After a scoreless fifth, Wayne State erupted for a seven-run sixth compared to just two more runs for Minnesota Crookston in the seventh. Final favored Wayne State College, 9-5 as WSC outhit UMC, 13-9 and had no errors compared to two from the Golden Eagles.
Jenna Etmans singled and recorded a grand slam; Paiton Tornberg singled twice, doubled and scored while Madison Gomez singled, doubled and scored twice for WSC. Kim Vidlak singled twice, drove in two runs and scored; Mary Krystofiak singled twice, drove in a run and scored; Kortney Buresh and Riley Holmberg both singled and scored; Kamryn Sparks accounted for two RBI as Abby Husing scored.
Sami Felt (8-8) picked up the win in two and two-thirds allowing two earned runs off two hits while walking two batters. Hadley Chvatal worked four and a third allowing three earned runs off seven hits while striking out three batters and walking two.
The Wayne State College softball team will next visit Sioux Falls now on Wednesday, April 27 starting at 2 p.m. for the doubleheader from Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (the DH was originally scheduled for Tuesday).