Softball team drops league double-header at St. Cloud State

Softball team drops league double-header at St. Cloud State
The South Dakota women's softball team (15-28, 2-8 NCC) suffered a pair of North Central Conference setbacks April 21 to the St. Cloud State Huskies (25-19, 5-1 NCC) by scores of 2-0 and 10-2 in five innings at Selke Field in St. Cloud, MN.

Game 1 � SCSU 2, USD 0

The Huskies scored an unearned run in both the first and third innings and held the Coyotes to a pair of singles to garner a 2-0 victory.

SCSU's Rachel Haines walked and stole second base before scoring on one of USD's five errors in the game. Haines scored again in the third inning when she reached on an error, again stole second, advanced to third on an error and scored on an RBI single by Jessica Prenier.

USD freshman Tagney Jones (Lincoln, NE) held the Huskies at bay by scattering three hits, only one of which led to a run, and recorded four strikeouts in six innings of work.

Sophomore Krystal Kirwan (Omaha, NE) and Jones picked up the hits for the Coyotes.

Lacey Trossbach (14-9) earned the win by allowing two hits, striking out six batters and walking none.

Game 2 � SCSU 10,

USD 2 (5)

St. Cloud State scored a run in the first inning, exploded for six runs in the bottom of the third inning and added three more scores in the final two innings to win its fifth-straight game.

Down 9-0, USD scored its runs in the top of the fifth inning with two outs when freshman Ashley Weyers (Lincoln, NE) walked and scored on an RBI double by senior Kerri Starcevich (Monroe, IA). Starcevich then scored on a single by Kirwan.

Kirwan was 3-for-3 at the plate in the second game with an RBI.

The Huskies, who out-hit USD, 12-5, ended the game early when Prenier led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a solo HR.

USD's Alisha Yowell (Omaha, NE) fell to 6-13 on the season by allowing eight runs on 10 hits and walking four batters over three innings. Jones pitched the final inning and allowed two runs on two hits.

SCSU's Stef Schroeder pitched a complete game and allowed two earned runs on five hits, while striking out two batters and walking one.

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