SIOUX FALLS, SD – Following a 17-day break in the action for the Wayne State College softball team, WSC began their league schedule in late March.
From Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Wildcats visited #8 Augustana for a NSIC road softball doubleheader on Monday.
Augustana defeated Wayne State College 5-0 in game one before winning the night-cap with an 8-0 victory in five innings. #8 Augie improved to 18-5 (2-0 NSIC) while WSC is now on a six-game losing streak at 3-20 (0-2 NSIC).
During game one, Augie scored a run in the first to go ahead 1-0. Following a scoreless third, the Vikings then brought in single runs in both the fourth and fifth innings before scoring two more runs in the home half of the sixth. Augustana held onto the 5-0 victory as Augie outhit WSC, 5-3 and recorded one error compared to none by the ‘Cats.
Single hits by the Wildcats came from Kortney Buresh, Riley Holmberg and Kamryn Sparks.
Hadley Chvatal (2-11) suffered the complete game loss in six innings allowing five runs (four earned) off five hits while striking out six batters and walking five.
In the final game of the day, the game was scoreless until Augie posted a three-run third inning to go up 3-0. The Vikings then added two runs in the fourth and run-ruled the Cats with another three runs in the fifth to win 8-0. Augie outhit WSC, 9-2 as the Wildcats recorded the lone error of the game.
Kim Vidlak doubled as Paiton Tornberg singled for Wayne State College.
Sami Felt (0-5) suffered the loss in three and a third allowing five earned runs off six hits while striking out one batter and walking three. Chvatal worked two-thirds allowing two earned runs off one hit while walking two batters as Grace Lucka came in for a third of an inning allowing an earned run off two hits while walking one batter.
The Wayne State College softball team will next visit Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday, April 2 and #16 Minnesota State-Mankato on Sunday, April 3 at noon and 2 p.m. both days.