Jamestown shut down Dakota State in the first game of the doubleheader, 7-0. The Trojans would rally back in the second game with a 6-5 Trojans' win to earn a split in the DAC conference softball action in Madison on Sunday.
Jimmie Kate Street limited the Trojans to five hits in her complete-game shutout.
After four scoreless innings, Jamestown got on the board first with three runs from Kimberly Smith's 3-RBI triple. The Jimmies extended their lead with four runs in the final innings of the game.
Dakota State was led by Amanda Stevenson and Jamie Becker, each going 2-for-3. Stevenson had a double. Leigh Gramke recorded a single for the Trojans.
For Jamestown, Amy Shadinger went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Heather Haegele went perfect behind the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double. Sarah Heinemann had two singles. Betsy Westermann and Kayla Price added a single for the Jimmies.
Dakota Novotny (6-9) suffered the loss for Dakota State. She tossed 6 1/3 innings and gave up six runs (three unearned) on nine hits. She struck out four batters. Kendra Roth came in relief and pitched 2/3 innings. Roth gave up one unearned run on two hits.
Street struck out eight batters.
Jamestown grabbed an early 4-0 lead in the game, scoring two runs in the second and third innings.
Trojan Sylvia Leon hit a RBI double to score Malory Bartels for the Trojans first run of the game in the third inning. The Trojans would add two more runs.
Leon stole home for a run and Amanda Stevenson recorded a RBI single. The score read 4-3 at end of three innings.
The Jimmies scored once in the fourth inning caused by Trojan's left fielder Leslie Neiman's error to extend Jimmies' lead to 5-3.
In the fourth inning, Dakota State would answer back with Leon's second RBI double of the day to cut the deficit to one. The Trojans scored another run from Ashley Stevenson's RBI sacrifice fly to tie the game at 5-5.
As Dakota State's defense prevented the Jimmies to score in the top of seventh, the Trojans mounted a rally in the bottom of the inning. Street, pitching in relief mode, started the inning with two straight hit-by-pitches to Ashley Stevenson and Gramke. With the bases loaded and two outs, Becker hit the game winning RBI single up the middle as the Trojans rallied for the conference victory.
The win lifted Dakota State overall record to 16-18, 6-4 in the DAC. Jamestown drops to 20-15 overall, 8-6 in the DAC.
Dakota State was led by Leon's 2-for-4 game at the plate. She had two doubles, two RBIs, and a run scored. Ashley Stevenson recorded two RBIs and a single. Gramke and Bartels added a single for the Trojans.
Heinemann had a triple and a single for the Jimmies. Street went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Haegele, Westermann, Price, Smith, Courtney Wong and Jessica Dupont each added a single.
Roth (12-9) tossed a complete game for the Trojans. She went to the distance, giving up five runs (three unearned) on 10 hits and struck out four.
Heinemann started for the Jimmies and pitched four innings. She gave up five runs (one unearned) on five hits. Cassie Hite came in for two innings and allowed no hits. Street (12-9) took the loss for Jamestown as she gave up the winning run in 2/3 innings.
Jamestown and Dakota State will conclude their four-game series at the Thue Softball Complex in Madison on Monday. First game of the doubleheader will begin at 3 p.m.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
Edited by Ariy-El Boynton, Madison Daily Leader Sports Editor