SIOUX FALLS, SD – With four home games slated for this weekend to conclude the Wayne State College softball regular season, WSC took to the road during a Wednesday afternoon outing.
From Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wayne State visited the University of Sioux Falls Cougars.
USF picked up their home sweep with an 8-0 win in five innings and another 8-0 win in six innings. The Cougars are now 19-23 (7-14 NSIC) while Wayne State College fell to 15-32 (12-14 NSIC).
In the opening game, Sioux Falls began with a three-run first inning and then tacked on five more runs in the fourth. USF won 8-0 in five innings as both teams finished with seven hits and Wayne State committed three errors.
Seven singles came from Kortney Buresh, Riley Holmberg, Kim Vidlak, Jenna Etmans, Mary Krystofiak, Paiton Tornberg and Emily Hale.
Callie Carraher (4-4) suffered the loss in three and a third allowing five runs (four earned) off five hits while walking two batters. Sami Felt worked two-thirds of an inning allowing three runs (two earned) off two hits while striking out one batter and walking two.
During game two, USF again posted a three-run first inning to go along with three more runs in the third to lead 6-0. The Cougars finished with single runs in the fifth and sixth to win 8-0. Sioux Falls outhit WSC, 11-6 and committed one error compared to Wayne State’s two.
Paiton Tornberg singled twice and doubled while Kim Vidlak singled twice for WSC. Riley Holmberg also singled.
Hadley Chvatal (2-16) suffered the loss in two and a third allowing six earned runs off six hits while walking four batters. Grace Lucka worked three innings allowing two earned runs off five hits while striking out three batters, walking one and hitting one.
The Wayne State College softball team will close out their regular season in Wayne this weekend. WSC will host St. Cloud State on Saturday, April 30 and welcome in Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, May 1. Both doubleheaders will start at noon from the Pete Chapman Softball Complex.