Northern State University Athletics

04/20/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/20/2019 16:28

Northern softball notches a season high 19 hits in win over Wayne State

Aberdeen, S.D
. - A run rule victory opened the day for the Northern State University softball team from Manor Park, before the Wolves fell in game two.
THE QUICK DETAILS
Game 1 Final: NSU 13, WSC 5 (6 inn)
Game 2 Final: NSU 1, WSC 9
Records: NSU 18-28 (10-14 NSIC), WSC 12-29 (3-21 NSIC)
GAME 1
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Wayne State jumped out to an early lead, notching four runs in the first plate appearances of the day
  • The Wildcats held the Wolves scoreless through the first two frames, however Northern broke things open in the third with six runs on six hits
  • Scoring in the sixth for NSU were (reached on a bunt single), (running for who singled to left), (running for who walked), (running for who walked), (running for who singled through the left side), and (hit-by-pitch)
  • Northern tacked on one run in the following inning, on a sacrifice fly by Rutter scoring Fisher
  • The Wolves plated four more runs in the fifth on a 2-run home run by Thompson and 2-run double by Rutter
  • Wayne State tallied one run in the top of the sixth, however were not able to overcome the 7-run deficit
  • extended the NSU Lead with a home run to center in the sixth, and hit the decisive game ending infield single scoring
  • The Wolves tallied 13 runs on a season high 19 hits, including four extra base knocks with three errors
  • tallied the win in the circle throwing all six innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
  • : 4-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBI
  • : 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBI, home run, double
  • : 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBI, home run
  • : 1-for-2, 1 run, 3 RBI, 3 walks, double, sacrifice fly

GAME 2
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • singled through the right side, scoring who led off the game with an infield single for the Wolves first and what would be their only run of the game
  • Wayne State was scoreless through the fourth, however a big fifth inning led the Wildcats to victory as they tallied seven runs on seven hits
  • WSC added another two runs in the seventh, while recording six shutout innings on defense without giving up an error
  • The Wolves tallied one run on eight hits with one error on defense
  • suffered the loss giving up three earned runs in 4.1 innings of work

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
UP NEXT The Wolves will play their final home games of the regular season Wednesday April 24 at 2 and 4 p.m. versus St. Cloud State.