WSC Softball Drops First Game In NSIC Tournament
Posted: 06 May, 2013
ROCHESTER, MN - The Wayne State College softball team suffered a heart-breaking loss, 6-1 in eight innings, Friday morning in the first round of the NSIC Softball Tournament played at the Rochester Community and Technical College Dome in Rochester, Minnesota. The Golden Bears improve to 29-14 on the season while the Wildcats fall to 26-15 with the setback.
Wayne State controlled the game for the first six innings, using a run in the first inning to hold up for a 1-0 lead entering the seventh inning. But with two outs in the top of the seventh, Concordia-St. Paul’s Tessa Ewert changed the momentum of the game with one swing of the bat, a solo homer to center field, to even the score at 1-1.
Then the Golden Bears used two walks and Wildcat error followed by a two-run single and a three-run home run to erupt for a five-run eighth inning as Concordia-St. Paul rallied late for the 6-1 eight-inning win over the Wildcats.
The Wildcats opened the scoring in the first inning when freshman Lexie Loos singled up the middle, then advanced to third when Jordan King reached base on a sacrifice bunt throwing error. Loos then scored on a double play grounder by Vicki Nielsen for an early 1-0 lead.
The score stayed the same until two outs in the top of the seventh when CU designated player Tessa Ewert belted a 1-0 pitch over the center field fence to tie the score at 1-1. The Golden Bears then erupted in the eighth inning with five runs on just two hits, taking advantage of two walks and one Wildcat error, to give Concordia-St. Paul the 6-1 win.
CU had six hits in the game compared to five by WSC. Loos singled and scored Wayne State’s lone run of the game while Kelcie Bormann, Sam O’Brien, Kylee Simpson and Megan Hagemann each singled.
Sophomore Sara Scheffert (17-8) suffered the hard luck loss in the circle, allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.