MADISON, S.D. - Jamestown (N.D.) ended Dakota State's softball four-game winning streak Sunday afternoon at Thue Softball Complex. The Jimmies swept the Trojans in an Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) conference doubleheader by the scores of 15-1 and 11-4.
Dakota State dropped their overall record to 16-16 and winless in four A.I.I. conference games. Jamestown improved their overall record to 16-11 and 4-2 A.I.I. conference record.
DSU's Renaye Gamson was recognized prior to the first game for Senior Day's brief ceremony.
Game 1 - Jamestown (N.D.) 15, Dakota State (S.D.) 1 (5 innings) - BOX SCORE
JC quickly jumped to an early lead in the opening inning. Courtney Van Den Bussche and Celene Eccles hit back-to-back singles to start the game. Rachel Ivelia reached on base by a walk. Kate Johnson recorded an RBI fielder's choice to score Van Den Bussche to give Jimmies a 1-0 lead. Jamestown made it 2-0 after Sarah Heinemann hit an RBI single to score Eccles. Hattie Fullmer recorded an RBI ground out to score Johnson to extend JC's lead to 3-0.
Dakota State scored once in the bottom first frame. Audrey Lorenz was hit-by-pitch. She advanced to second base after Gamson's sacrifice bunt. Elizabeth Rubalcava produced an RBI single to score Lorenz for the Trojans' first run of the game (3-1 JC lead).
Brittany Hill extended her hitting streak to 14 games as she hit a single in the bottom first inning.
The Jimmies exploded for seven runs in the top second inning as their lead grew to 10-1. Jamestown had six hits in the inning, while the Trojans committed two defensive errors.
JC added five runs in the top fourth frame to expand their lead to 15-1, highlighted by Heinemann's 3-run home run.
DSU left two runners on base in the bottom fifth inning as Jamestown ended the game by mercy rule.
Gamson was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two singles for the Trojans. Rubalcava had a single and an RBI. Lorenz and Brittany Hill each had a hit.
Heineman went 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run, two singles and recorded five RBIs for the Jimmies. Van Den Bussche added a double and two singles. Bussche, Fullmer and Ivelia each had a double. Allison Roper, Eccles, Sydney Greenlund, Kristi Michaud, Janelle Spear and Kelsie DeBroeck each had a hit.
Jamestown outhit DSU 14-5 in the game. The Trojans committed four defensive errors.
JC left eight runners on base compared to DSU five runners left on base.
Shai-Lee Hill (1-2) recorded the loss for the Trojans. She pitched the first inning and allowed three runs on three hits. Samantha Deen tossed 2 2/3 innings in relief and allowed 12 runs (five unearned) on 10 hits. Lori Harshbarger pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and limited the Jimmies to one hit.
DJ Johsnon (7-5) tossed a complete game victory for the Jimmies. She gave up one run on five hits.
Game 2 - Jamestown (N.D.) 11, Dakota State (S.D.) 4 - BOX SCORE
Jamestown scored the first seven runs through the first four-and-half innings and went on to the victory.
The Jimmies opened with two runs scored in the top first inning. Van Den Busche reached on base by a walk to open the game. She advanced to second base by DSU's passed ball. Ivelia made to first base safely after DSU committed a defensive error and advanced Van Den Busche to third base. Van Den Busche scored caused by DSU's wild pitch to give Jimmies a 1-0 lead. Heinemann added an RBI single to score Ivelia to extend Jimmies' lead to 2-0.
JC added two runs in the top third frame. Fullmer smashed a triple to open the inning. Van Den Bussche hit an RBI double to score Fullmer as Jimmies' lead grew to 3-0. After Ivelia hit a double, Heinemann recorded an RBI single to score Ivelia for a four-run JC lead.
Roper hit a double with one out in the top fourth for the Jimmies. She scored caused by DSU's defensive error to give the Jimmies a 5-0 lead.
Jamestown made it 7-0 in the top fifth inning after Spear hit a 2-RBI single.
Dakota State broke their scoring drought in the bottom fifth inning with four runs scored. Katie Slibowski hit a triple to right-center to start the bottom fifth. Bretton Lien reached on base by JC's defensive miscue. Deen, pinch hitter for Lexy Miller, hit an RBI double to score Slibowski as DSU trimmed Jimmies' lead to 7-1. Shai-Lee Hill was hi-by-pitch to set up a bases loaded situation for the Trojans. Chelsey John recorded an RBI sacrifice fly to score Lien to reduce DSU's deficit by five runs (7-2 JC lead). Gamson added an RBI single to score Harshbarger (pinch runner for Shai-Lee Hill) and Lorenz added a run caused by JC's defensive error as the Trojans cut their deficit to 7-4.
The Jimmies answered back with four runs scored in the top sixth inning to extend their lead to 11-4. JC recorded two hits in the inning, while DSU committed two defensive errors.
The Trojans could not convert their scoring opportunities in the bottom seventh inning as JC secured the victory. Dakota State left two runners on base when the game ended.
Slibowski went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and a single for the Trojans. Rubalcava and Lien added a double. Gamson had a single and produced an RBI. Deen recorded a double and an RBI. John each had a hit.
Heineman had three singles and two RBIs for the Jimmies. Fullmer recorded two triples in the game. Van Den Bussche, Roper and Ivelia each added a double and a single.
Ivelia swiped two bases for the JC. DeBroeck and Brooks Rheault each added a stolen base.
Jamestown outhit the Trojans 12-7 in the game. DSU recorded five defensive errors compared to the Jimmies' two defensive errors.
Slibowski (9-7) tossed a complete game in loss for Dakota State. She allowed 11 runs (seven unearned) on 12 hits. Slibowski struck out four JC's batters.
Emily Snow (7-5) recorded the victory for Jamestown. She pitched five innings and gave up four runs (two unearned) on five hits. Mandy Theissen tossed two scoreless innings and allowed two hits.
Dakota State plays their final regular-season doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans welcome Iowa Lakes Community College at Thue Softball Complex. First game of the doubleheader is set for 4 p.m.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director