Wildcat Softball Earns Two Shutouts Over MSU Moorhead
Posted: 29 March, 2013
WAYNE - Four different Wayne State pitchers combined to hold MSU Moorhead scoreless as the Wildcats swept the Dragons in a Northern Sun Conference softball doubleheader Friday afternoon in Wayne by scores of 4-0 and 7-0.
The games were supposed to be played in Moorhead, Minnesota but due to snow and wet field conditions the games were moved to Wayne and played at the Wayne Summer Sports Complex. WSC is now 12-6 overall and 3-1 in the NSIC while MSU Moorhead falls to 2-17 on the season and 0-4 in league play.
The first game saw WSC score four runs in the final three innings to pull away for a 4-0 win. Sophomore catcher Megan Hagemann opened the scoring with a solo homer down the left field line in the fifth. Vicki Nielsen had a two-run single in the sixth with Kylee Simpson’s RBI groundout in the seventh scoring pinch-runner Kallee Pfeiffer with the final run.
Sophomore Kelcie Bormann pitched six solid innings notching eight strikeouts to earn the win. She is now 4-2 after giving up just five hits. Freshman Sarah Macias worked the seventh inning and allowed just one hit.
WSC had seven hits in the game with Hagemann going 2 for 3 with a homer while Kylee Simpson was 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored. Nielsen, Kaiti Williams and Lexie Loos added singles in the win.
The second game saw Sara Scheffert and Cassy Miller combine on a three-hit shutout as the Wildcats notched a 7-0 win over the Dragons.
WSC scored two runs in the first, three in the third and two more in the sixth. Williams had a two-run single in the first inning. Michelle Thille’s two-run single capped the three-run third inning while Williams recorded an RBI double in the seventh and Bormann added an RBI single for the final Wildcat run.
The Wildcats had 10 hits in the game to three by the Dragons. Williams finished 2 for 3 with three RBI’s while Thille was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI’s. Bormann added two hits and two runs scored.
Scheffert gave up just one hit over four innings while walking three to earn the win, improving to 6-3 on the season. Wayne freshman Cassy Miller pitched the final three innings and gave up just two hits with three strikeouts to preserve the shutout.
Wayne State will face Northern State Saturday in a NSIC doubleheader that was moved to Wayne starting at noon at the Wayne Summer Sports Complex due to snowy field conditions in Aberdeen, South Dakota.