MANKATO, MN – For the second time in less than a week, the Wayne State College softball team competed against a top 15 NSIC opponent.
From the Maverick All Sports Dome in Mankato, Minnesota, WSC visited #15 Minnesota State-Mankato on Sunday.
The Mavericks shutout WSC in the opening game, 8-0 while Wayne State ended a nine-game losing streak thanks to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota State-Mankato. With the split, WSC is now 4-23 (1-5 NSIC) while the 15th ranked Mavericks sit 22-8 (4-2 NSIC).
During the first game, Minnesota State-Mankato posted a six-run opening inning and scored single runs in the second and fourth to win 8-0 in five innings. The Mavericks outhit WSC, 8-1 while neither team committed an error.
The lone Wildcat hit came from Riley Holmberg with a single.
Hadley Chvatal (2-13) suffered the loss in an inning allowing six earned runs off five hits while walking two batters. Grace Lucka worked three innings allowing two earned runs off three hits while striking out one batter and walking five.
In the second outing, all the scoring came in the third inning with WSC recording two runs as the Mavericks were held to one run. Final favored Wayne State, 2-1 while both teams finished with three hits and Minnesota State-Mankato committed the only error of the game.
Riley Holmberg and Kim Vidlak both singled and drove in a run for WSC. Mary Krystofiak singled and scored while Kortney Buresh scored once.
Sami Felt (1-5) picked up the complete game victory in seven innings allowing an earned run off three hits while walking five batters.
The Wayne State College softball team will next host eight consecutive NSIC games starting with Upper Iowa on Wednesday, April 6 at 2/4 p.m.