Coyote softball drops three games at Northwest Classic

Coyote softball drops three games at Northwest Classic

The University of South Dakota softball team lost all three games in the final day of play at the Northwest Classic, falling to Fort Hays State 17-4 (in five innings), Northwest Missouri State 3-2 and Truman State 6-3. The Coyotes now stand at 14-29 on the year with the losses.

Fort Hays State jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the top of the first, defeating USD 17-4 in the first game after five-innings. The highlights for the Coyotes came on home runs by Abby Poulter, Colfax, IA, and Katie Bloomfield, Wakefield, NE.

The rematch against Northwest Missouri State proved to be a heartbreaker for the Coyotes as USD led 3-2 going into the seventh inning. However, the Bearcats produced a two-run home run in the top of the final frame to rally for the victory.

Truman State jumped out to a quick lead in the final game taking a 6-0 advantage in the first 2 innings. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, the Bulldogs held on for a 6-3 win from there.







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