April 15, 2009
The Black Hills State University took advantage of five Trojans' errors in Yellow Jackets' 8-3 non-conference softball victory in Madison at Thue Softball Complex. The Trojans loss dropped them to 15-17 overall.
The Trojans scored first run of the ball game in the first inning from a Leigh Gramke's RBI double.
The Yellow Jackets produced three runs in the third inning and would score at least one run in each inning for the win.
Dakota State's Ashley Souphimdara and Sylvia Leon went 2-for-4. Souphimdara score twice and Leon crossed home plate once.
For Black Hills State (12-11), Jessica Clark and Sara Turner each recorded a double. Heidi Kwilinski went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Maria Herber went perfect behind the plate, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored.
Dakota State had five stolen bases in the game to Black Hills State three. Souphimdara swiped three bases and Gramke had two. Black Hills State's Kwilinski stole two bases.
The Trojans left eight runners on bases to the Yellow Jackets' six.
Kendra Roth (9-9) took the loss for the Trojans. She pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up six runs, (one earned) on six hits. She struck out two batters. Dakota Novotny came in relief and closed the game in 2 1/3 innings. She gave up two runs on three hits and struck out two batters.
Karissa Norte (3-2) pitched an complete game for Black Hills State. She gave up three runs on six hits and struck out five batters.
The Trojans return to the road on Thursday as they travel to Sioux City, Iowa. They will face Briar Cliff College in a non-conference doubleheader, starting at 5 p.m.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
Edited by Ariy-El Boynton, Madison Daily Leader Sports Editor