JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The Dakota State University softball team traveled to Jamestown for the DAC four-game series with Jamestown College. The Jimmies took two games from the Trojans 8-0 and 6-1 at the McElory Park Saturday.
Dakota State's overall record stands at 8-27 and 3-15 in the DAC conference. Jamestown lifted their overall record to 27-11 and 10-2 in the conference.
Jamestown scored once in the bottom of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. Page Studler hit an RBI double to score Amy Shadinger.
The Jimmies exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 6-0.
JC ended the game with two runs scored in the bottom of the fifth inning due to eight-run mercy rule.
The Trojans were limited to one hit in the game. Amanda Stevenson recorded a single.
Studler finished the game 3-for-3 with a double, two singles, a run scored and two RBIs for Jamestown. Celene Eccles added three hits. Ashley Smoke and Becky Lewis each had two hits.
Maddie Willers (4-12) suffered the loss for DSU. She tossed four innings and gave up eight runs on 15 hits.
Kate Street (14-5) recorded the victory for Jamestown. She pitched a complete game and allowed one hit.
After three scoreless innings by both teams, the Jimmies scored four times in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead.
JC added two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to extend their lead to 6-0.
The Trojans broke their scoring drought in the top of the sixth inning by RBI sacrifice fly to score Ashley Souphimdara to cut Jimmies' lead to 6-1.
Souphimdara went 2-for-3 with two singles for the Trojans. Ashley and Amanda Stevenson each had a hit. Taryn Walter added a single.
Sarah Heinemann went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for JC. Eccles and Karly Penner each had two hits. Amy Shadinger recorded two RBIs.
Ashton Lansink (4-15) took the loss for DSU. She tossed six innings and gave up six runs on 12 hits. She struck out four batters.
Jessica Lees (10-5) recorded the win for the Jimmies. She pitched a complete game and allowed one run on five hits. She struck out nine batters.
Dakota State will try to bounce back in the winning column Sunday as they conclude their four-game series with Jamestown. The doubleheader is set at 1 p.m.