WSC Softball Secures Home Sweep, Walk-Off Win In Game One  

WSC Softball Secures Home Sweep, Walk-Off Win In Game One   
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – For the seventh and eighth consecutive games in the past week, the Wayne State College softball team welcomed in a NSIC opponent.

From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, the Wildcats hosted Southwest Minnesota State on Tuesday.

Wayne State secured the home sweep with victories of 5-4 and 10-1 in five innings. WSC is now 8-27 (5-9 NSIC) while the Mustangs fell to 15-22 (7-7).

In the opening game, SMSU posted a three-run third inning as Wayne State answered with their own three runs in the fifth. After both teams scored a run in the sixth, Wayne State’s Jenna Etmans drove in the winning run as Riley Holmberg scored in the home half of the seventh. Final favored WSC, 5-4 as both teams finished with eight hits and the Mustangs committed three errors.

Kim Vidlak singled, doubled and recorded a two-run homerun while Riley Holmberg doubled, drove in a run and scored the winning run. Jenna Etmans singled and drove in the winning run; Kortney Buresh and Lauren Laudick both singled and scored; Mary Krystofiak singled as Abby Husing scored.

Sami Felt (3-7) picked up the victory in an inning walking and striking out one batter each. Callie Carraher worked six innings allowing four earned runs off eight hits while striking out three batters.

 

During game two, both teams scored a run in the first followed by a four-run second inning for Wayne State. After a scoreless third, the Wildcats added five more runs in the fourth and won 10-1 in five innings. WSC outhit SMSU, 8-3 as the Mustangs committed another three errors.

Jenna Etmans doubled, drove in two runs and scored while Lauren Laudick singled twice, drove in a run and scored for WSC. Kortney Buresh and Riley Holmberg both singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Kim Vidlak singled, drove in a run and scored; Mary Krystofiak singled and scored; Madison Gomez singled and drove in a run as Hayley Murphy accounted for two runs scored.

Sami Felt (4-7) secured the complete game victory in five innings allowing an earned run off three hits while striking out two batters, walking two and hitting one.

The Wayne State College softball team will return to the road this weekend ahead of Easter. WSC will visit MSU Moorhead on Friday, April 15 at noon and 2 p.m. and play at Northern State on Saturday, April 16 at 1/3 p.m.

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