WAYNE – As previously scheduled road games were moved south again and pushed back one day due to weather, the Wayne State College softball team picked up two league wins.
From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, WSC welcomed in Bemidji State on Sunday and competed as the visiting team.
Wayne State won 9-4 and 6-4 over the Beavers to improve to 13-30 (10-12) while the Beavers fell to 10-30 (7-13 NSIC).
During the opening game, WSC recorded a three-run first inning before Bemidji State outscored WSC, 3-2 in the third. Wayne State tied the game up with a run in the fourth and then outscored the Beavers, 3-1 in the seventh to win 9-4. The Wildcats outhit BSU, 10-9 and had one error compared to Bemidji State with three.
Kim Vidlak doubled twice and scored three times; Paiton Tornberg singled, doubled, drove in three runs and scored while Madison Gomez singled, doubled and drove in a run for WSC. Riley Holmberg singled twice, drove in a run and scored three times; Jenna Etmans singled, drove in two runs and scored; Kortney Buresh singled as Abby Husing scored.
Sami Felt (6-8) picked up the win in four innings allowing an earned run off five hits while striking out one batter. Callie Carraher worked three innings allowing three earned runs off four hits while striking out one batter, walking two and hitting one.
In the second contest, Bemidji State took the early 3-1 lead after the first inning. Wayne State chipped away at the deficit with single runs in the third and fourth before scoring three runs in the sixth to lead 6-3. BSU was limited to one run in the seventh as final favored Wayne State, 6-4. Both teams finished with 10 hits as Bemidji State committed two errors to Wayne State’s one.
Kim Vidlak singled three times, drove in two runs and scored; Riley Holmberg singled twice, drove in a run and scored as Jenna Etmans singled twice and drove in a run for WSC. Kortney Buresh singled and scored twice; Madison Gomez singled and scored; Kamryn Sparks singled; Mary Krystofiak accounted for a RBI as Hayley Murphy scored.
Callie Carraher (4-3) picked up the win in three and a third innings allowing an earned run off five hits while striking out three batters, walking one and hitting one. Sami Felt recorded her third save of the season in two-thirds of an inning. Hadley Chvatal worked three innings allowing three earned runs off five hits while striking out six batters and walking three.
The Wayne State College softball team will next welcome in Minnesota Crookston on Monday, April 25 at noon and 2 p.m. WSC will again compete as the visiting team on their home diamond. Wayne State is also scheduled to visit Sioux Falls on Tuesday, April 26 at 2/4 p.m.