WAYNE – A double digit losing streak was snapped Sunday afternoon by the Wayne State College softball team against one of the top teams in the league during an extra inning battle.
Back at the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, WSC hosted Concordia-St. Paul Sunday afternoon.
Game one featured a game winning single by Jenna Etmans scoring Ashley Hernandez for Wayne State College defeating the Golden Bears, 7-6 in nine innings. CSP then held off a late comeback from the ‘Cats winning the second game, 7-3. With the split, Wayne State snapped an 11-game losing streak and are now 4-20 (1-11 NSIC) while the Golden Bears are now 13-11 (7-3 NSIC).
During the first game, CSP got on the board with a run in the first before both teams scored a run in the second and WSC added one more run in the third to tie the game at 2-2. Concordia-St. Paul then took the lead with a run in the fifth as the ‘Cats regained the lead with a two-run sixth. The Golden Bears took the lead with a two-run seventh but WSC forced extras with a run in the home half of the seventh. Following a scoreless eighth, Wayne State outscored Concordia-St. Paul, 2-1 in the ninth to win 7-6.
Etmans produced a two-run homerun, singled twice and drove in three total runs while Kortney Buresh singled three times and scored twice for WSC. Kim Vidlak singled, doubled and drove in a run, Hernandez singled, scored and drove in a run; Kamryn Sparks recorded a solo homerun and scored again; Emily Hale singled and scored as Riley Holmberg and Paiton Tornberg both singled.
Sloan Cooksey picked up the win (1-8) in nine innings allowing six earned runs off 12 hits while striking out seven batters and walking eight.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 6 12 1 – CSP
0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 7 12 0 – WSC
From the final game of the weekend, Concordia-St. Paul scored early and often with two runs in the first and single runs in the second, third and fifth. WSC outscored CSP, 3-2 in the sixth for their only runs but fell 7-3.
Mary Krystofiak singled twice, drove in a run and scored as Vidlak singled twice and scored for WSC. Other singles came from Hale, Etmans and Buresh while Hernandez accounted for a RBI and Katie Humburg and Tornberg both scored.
Maddie Moser (0-6) suffered the loss in five innings allowing six runs (five earned) off eight hits while striking out and walking four batters each as well as hitting one. Callie Carraher worked two innings allowing one run off two hits.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
2 1 1 0 1 2 0 7 10 3 – CSP
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 7 3 – WSC
The Wayne State College softball team will next visit University of Mary on Saturday, April 17 and compete against Minot State University on Sunday, April 18 in North Dakota this weekend.