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Wayne State Softball Swept By Minot State

Posted: 27 April, 2013

WAYNE - The Wayne State College softball was swept by Minot State on Saturday afternoon as the Beavers took game one 2-0 and then posted a 7-4 win in nine innings in game two. The Wildcats are now 25-13 overall and 16-8 in conference play while Minot State improves to 35-6 overall and 17-5 in the NSIC.
            Game one saw Minot State pitcher Mandy Greenberg throw a complete game one hitter against Wayne State while striking out 11 batters in the 2-0 victory. Minot State scored one run in the first and one run in the third inning in route to the 2-0 win.
            Minot State outhit WSC 7-1 in game one with the lone hit of the game for Wayne State coming off the bat of Kylee Simpson. Mandy Greenberg improved to 20-2 on the season for the Beavers while Sara Scheffert was tagged with the loss for the ‘Cats and is now 14-6 on the year.
            Seven innings was not enough in game two as Minot State outlasted Wayne State 7-4 in nine innings. The Beavers scored six of their seven runs off a pair of three-run homers. Wayne State was the first team to score in the ball game when they scored one run in the bottom of the second inning when Megan Hagemann singled to score Lexie Loos. The Wildcats would add to their lead in the bottom of the third inning when Kelcie Bormann singled to left field scoring Kaiti Williams and Kylee Simpson and gave Wayne State a 3-0 advantage.
            The Beavers would tie the game at 3-3 with one swing of the bat in the top of the fifth inning when Melissa Bell hit a homerun over the right field fence. Minot State would then take a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth inning when they scored one run. Lexie Loos was able to force extra innings when she beat out a throw to first base in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and Vicki Nielsen scored on the play. Neither team was able to score in the eighth inning and then the Beavers used another three run homer, this time from Jen Dixon, to score three runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 7-4 lead. Wayne State was unable to score any runs in the bottom of the ninth allowing Minot to take the 7-4 win.
            The Wildcats outhit the Beavers 13-9 in game two but left 13 runners stranded on base to only eight for MSU. Michelle Thille, Jordan King, Kaiti Williams, Kelcie Bormann and Megan Hagemann all had two hits for WSC in the contest while Sam O’Brien, Kylee Simpson and Lexie Loos each had one hit. Bormann, Loos and Hagemann had one RBI apiece in the game.
            Mandy Greenburg came in during the fifth inning and notched her second win of the day for Minot State and is now 21-2 on the year while Kelcie Bormann suffered the loss and falls to 6-5 on the year.
            Wayne State will close out the regular season at home Sunday afternoon hosting the University of Mary in a noon doubleheader at the Pete Chapman Softball Complex in Wayne.

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