Softball - Mon, Mar. 22, 2010

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Trojan softball team opened their DAC conference season on the road, facing Black Hills State Sunday.  The four-game series with the Yellow Jackets was held at the Parkview Softball Complex.  The Yellow Jackets swept the Trojans 9-2 and 9-1.

The Trojans dropped their overall record to 2-4 and 0-2 in the DAC.  Black Hills State raised their record to 9-4 and 2-0 in the conference.

Game One

The Yellow Jackets came on board in the first inning with two runs scored.  Dakota State scored a run in the second and third innings to tie the game at two apiece.  BHSU scored once in the bottom third and fourth innings to make it 4-2.

Black Hills State scored four runs in the bottom fifth inning and one run in the sixth inning.

Jessica McLane went perfect behind the plate, going 2-for-2 for the Trojans.  Amanda Stevenson hit a solo home run.  Ashley Souphimdara added a single.

Katie Wagner went 3-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets.  She recorded a double, two singles and two RBIs.  Ashley Berg had a double, two singles, three runs scored and three stolen bases.  Karissa Norte had two singles and three RBIs.

Maddie Willers (1-2) suffered the loss for DSU.  She tossed 3 1/3 innings and allowed four unearned runs on six hits.  Willers struck out four batters.  Ashton Lansink pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief.  She allowed five runs, two unearned, on four hits.

Wagner pitched a complete game for the Yellow Jackets.  She allowed the Trojans two runs, one unearned, on five hits.  She struck out 11 batters.

Game Two

The Trojans scored first in the game with a 1-0 lead in the first inning.  Black Hills State scored eight runs in the bottom second inning to make it 8-1 Yellow Jackets.  The Yellow Jackets ended the game by mercy rule in the bottom fifth with a run scored.

Ashley Stevenson, Amanda Stevenson, Danielle Vitale, Laura Shanafelt and Brittany Haiar each recorded a single for the Trojans.  Vitale had one RBI to score Ashley Stevenson.

Danielle Briere went 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs for BHSU.  Aleishia Giesey added a double, a single and two RBIs.  Berg had a single and swiped two bases.

Lansink (1-2) took the loss for the Trojans.  She pitched four innings and allowed nine runs on 11 hits.

Norte tossed a complete game victory for BHSU.  She gave up one run on five hits.

The Trojans and Black Hills State will conclude their four-game series today (Monday).

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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