ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Blue Hawks collect series win over Waldorf

ABERDEEN, S.D. -- After splitting contests with Waldorf University (Iowa) on Friday, April 6, the Dickinson State softball team won both games on Saturday, taking the 3-1 series win.

ABERDEEN, S.D. - After splitting contests with Waldorf University (Iowa) on Friday, April 6, the Dickinson State softball team won both games on Saturday, taking the 3-1 series win.

In the first outing, the Blue Hawks topped the Warriors 5-4 with a walkoff double by Andrea Rodriguez that drove in the winning run. Later, a home run from junior Kayla Stephens capped off an 11-3 victory.

In the first game, the teams were tied at four going into the ninth. A triple from Stephens in the sixth inning drove in junior catcher Claire Shoffit and Stephens scored the tying run when senior Mariah Gamboa hit a line drive out of the infield.

With one out and a 2-2 count in the bottom of the ninth, Rodriguez sent freshman Sarah Dobitz home from first with a line drive to left field to end the game.

Dickinson State (19-15, 10-7 NSAA) senior pitcher Jalen Creech went the distance, allowing 11 hits, walking five and striking out two.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the nightcap, the game got away from the Warriors (6-22, 6-10 NSAA) quickly.

McKenna Marcinkowski threw the whole game for Waldorf, but allowed eight runs in the first three innings.

Freshman Carrie Nagle was on the mound for DSU, allowing five Warrior hits and striking out six over six innings.

Results Saturday

Dickinson State 5, Waldorf 4

W 020 101 000 - 4 11 0

DSU 100 012 001 - 5 11 2

Kaylie Brindley (5.1) and Jessica Whittaker (3) and Bree Hamblin. Jalen Creech and Claire Shoffit.

ADVERTISEMENT

W-Creech. L-Whittaker. HR- W, Jurgens.

Highlights: W, Hattie Hupke 2-3, 1 RBI; Kennedy Vinchattle 2-3, 2B, 1 R; Payge Jurgens 1-3, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI; Brindley 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 K, 1 BB; Whittaker 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 K. DSU, Kayla Stephens 1-4, 3B, 1 R, 1 RBI; Rachael Dillon 2-3, 1 R; Claire Shoffit 2-3, 2 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI; Sarah Dobitz 2-4, 2 R; Andrea Rodriguez 1-3, 2B, 1 RBI; Samantha Hardwick 1-2, 1 RBI; Sonja Lawrence 1-4; Mariah Gamboa 1-4, 1 RBI; Creech 9 IP, 11 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 K, 4 BB.

Dickinson State 11, Waldorf 3

W 002 010 X - 3 5 4

DSU 134 201 X - 11 9 2

McKenna Marcinkowski and Hamblin. Carrie Nagle and Shoffit.

W-Nagle. L-Marcinkowski. HR-DSU, Dillon, Stephens.

Highlights: W, Mason 2-3, 2 R; Hein 1-2, 2 B; Peyton Arenson 1-3, 3 RBI; Marcinowski 5.1 IP, 9 H, 11 R (9 ER), 1 K, 4 BB. DSU, Dobitz 2-1, 1 R, 1 RBI; Whitney Mesi 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI; Stephens 2-4, HR, 2R, 2 RBI; Dillon 1-1, HR, 2 B, 3 RBI; Lawrence 1-3, 2 B, 2 R, 1 RBI; Shoffit 1-3, 1 R; Rodriguez 1-2, 1 R; Nagel 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 6 K, 2 BB.

What To Read Next
Members Only
A string of late goals for Dickinson boys hockey team would be the decider, but wouldn't cease the North Stars 'never say die' effort till the final buzzer.
Magicians secure victory with a three pin contest at an intense dual in Dickinson. 
The Midgets’ win came with an injury to All-State beam title holder Addison Fitterer that could see her out for an extended period of time.
Members Only
Dickinson's Michael McChesney helps lead Team USA to a silver medal finish in the World University Games, inspiring young athletes to strive for greatness