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Softball - Wed, Apr. 19, 2017

April 19, 2017



· The Dakota State University (S.D.) Trojan Softball team (14-29 overall record, 5-17 North Star conference record) concludes their home schedule with eight games at Thue Softball Complex (South Egan Ave.). 

· The Trojans play their final North Star Athletic Association's (NSAA) four-game series of the season Saturday and Sunday.  DSU hosts Valley City State (N.D.) (15-25, 6-12 NSAA) with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on each day.

· Dakota State (S.D.) continues their home stand with a non-conference doubleheader on Monday as they host in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) (14-17) of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).  The Trojans will be doing their 'Strike-Out' Cancer Awareness game.  First game of the doubleheader is set for 5 p.m.

· Next Thursday, the Trojans conclude their home schedule in a non-conference doubleheader versus Dordt (Iowa) (15-16) from the GPAC Conference, starting at 5 p.m.


· Dakota State (S.D.) will provide live stats/play-by-play of all softball's eight-game home stand versus Valley City State (N.D.) on Saturday/Sunday, versus Mount Marty (S.D.) on Monday and versus Dordt (Iowa) next Thursday at Thue Softball Complex in Madison, S.D.

· Make sure to check the DSU Athletics' home page on to view the live coverage of the NSAA's four-game series. 

· Follow the DSU Athletics' Twitter for score updates and recaps (@GoDaSUAthletics).  Go to


· Dakota State (S.D.) scheduled non-conference doubleheader for Wednesday (April 19) at Dordt (Iowa) has been canceled due to wet conditions.

· There will be no make-up date.  Both teams will play on Thursday, April 27 at Thue Softball Complex, starting at 5 p.m.


· Dakota State (S.D.) and Presentation (S.D.) split their North Star conference doubleheader on April 13 at Thue Softball Complex. 

· The Saints held on to a 2-0 victory over the Trojans in the four-game series opener, despite that DSU left 13 runners on base in the game.

· The Trojans reached on base by a walk nine times, led by Kaysea Luna with three walks.  Kayla Schmell added two walks.

· Dakota State bounced back in the second game of the series, earning a 5-1 victory.  After PC took a 1-0 lead, DSU scored five runs. 

· The Trojans scored three times in the first inning and two times in the fourth inning to earn the victory.

· Nicole Stewart and Jasmin Lucero each had two singles in the game for DSU.  Lucero collected two RBIs.  Peyton Brokiewicz and Emma Marsh each had a hit and an RBI.  Kailee McFadden and Schmell each had a single.

· Kelly Drake tossed a complete game victory in the pitching circle for the Trojans.  She limited PC to six hits and one run, while recording three strikeouts.

· Presentation completed the four-game series with a doubleheader sweep over Dakota State on April 14.  The Saints won by the scores of 13-7 and 11-0 in five innings.

· DSU's Stewart batted .583 in the four-game series versus PC.  She was 7-of-12 at the plate with a double and drove in two runs.  Stewart also recorded an on-base percentage of .643.

· Tatum Ronke was 5-of-13 at the plate during the series for the Trojans.  She also had a double and scored two times.

· Lucero and McFadden each posted a batting average of .333 during the four-game series last weekend at Thue Complex for DSU. 

· Schmell tallied three RBIs for Dakota State in the series.  Marsh reached on the base four times.

· Drake posted an earned run average of 2.06 in three pitching appearances for the Trojans.


· Mount Marty (S.D.) used a fast start in the first game of the non-conference doubleheader versus Dakota State (S.D.) on April 17 in Yankton, S.D.

· The Lancers exploded for three runs in the first inning and never looked back for a 7-3 victory.

· Jasmin Lucero smashed a home run in the game and drove in two runs for the Trojans.  Peyton Brokiewicz added two singles and an RBI.  Nicole Stewart and Tatum Ronke each had a single.

· DSU earned their first lead in the second game of the doubleheader, but MMC overtook the lead in the bottom second inning with two runs scored for a 2-1 lead.

· The Trojans answered back with a 2-RBI single by Brokiewicz for a 3-2 lead in the top third inning.

· Mount Marty mounted a comeback with two runs scored in the bottom seventh inning for a 4-3 thriller victory.

· Brokiewicz had a single and collected two RBIs for Dakota State.  Ronke and Lucero each had two singles and a run scored.  Megan Zephier had a double and a single for the Trojans.


· According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Wednesday, DSU produced 70 doubles this season, which is 24th-most in the NAIA.

· Peyton Brokiewicz ranks 33rd in the NAIA in total doubles with 14 for the Trojans.

· As a team, DSU averages 0.5 home runs per game which is 47th best in the nation.  Nicole Stewart is also 47th with 8 home runs.


· Hits:  Peyton Brokiewicz, Nicole Stewart—51 hits

· Batting Average:  Nicole Stewart—.389 (51-of-131)

· Slugging Percentage:  Nicole Stewart—.656 (11 doubles, 8 home runs)

· Runs Batted In (RBIs):  Nicole Stewart—32 runs batted in (RBIs)

· Doubles:  Peyton Brokiewicz—14 doubles (ranks 33rd in the nation)

· Triples:  Peyton Brokiewicz—3 triples

· Home Runs:  Nicole Stewart—8 home runs (ranks 47th in the nation)

· Total Bases:  Nicole Stewart—86 total bases

· Runs Scored:  Tatum Ronke—29 runs

· Walks:  Kayla Schmell—14 walks

· Hit-by-Pitch:  Nicole Stewart, Jasmin Lucero—3 hit-by-pitches

· On-base percentage:  Nicole Stewart—.448 on-base percentage

· Stolen Bases:  Peyton Brokiewicz—8 stolen bases

· Earned Runs Average (ERA):  Kelly Drake—5.23 (112 earned runs in 150 innings)

· Strikeouts (Pitching):  Kelly Drake—68 strikeouts


· Twitter:  @GoDaSUAthletics

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· Dakota State Softball Twitter:  @DSUSoftball

· Dakota State Softball Facebook:  @Dakota-State-University-Softball

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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