College Softball

Jackrabbit Softball Concludes Season Opening Tournament At Northern Iowa

SDSU Finishes 3-2 After 10-2 Sunday Loss To UNI

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The Jackrabbit softball team dropped a 10-2 contest to Northern Iowa Sunday afternoon in its weekend finale at the UNI Dome Tournament. South Dakota State (3-2) was led offensively by Lyndsey Crist, who hit her first home run of the season in two-run fashion. The Jackrabbits also had three walks in the contest as Peyton Daugherty,…

Big Ten Softball is Next for Emma Burns

Big Ten Softball is Next for Emma Burns

RAPID CITY, SD… It didn’t take long for Emma Burns to show that she belonged on a diamond. “I started with baseball and I was typically better than most of the other boys, so that kept me going for sure. And then I came here and there was softball. Anytime anyone ever hit homeruns I was the person who had…

SDSU Earns Bid To National Invitational Softball Championship

Jackrabbits Will Make First Division One Postseason Appearance

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  For the first time in 22 years, South Dakota State softball is headed for the postseason. After reaching the 2018 Summit League Championship finals last weekend, the Jackrabbits were announced as a part of a 17-team field in the 2018 National Invitational Softball Championship Sunday evening. The Jackrabbits (34-16) earned the automatic bid from The Summit League…

Bison Dash Jackrabbits’ Summit Softball Championship Dream

SDSU Loses In First Tournament Title Game Appearance 6-1

FARGO, N.D. – No. 2 seed South Dakota State’s historic run at the 2018 Summit League Softball Championship came to an end Saturday, as the Jackrabbits fell to top-seeded North Dakota State in the title game, 6-1. SDSU (34-16) scored first, but a six-run third for the Bison (33-17) proved too much for the Jacks to overcome. Abbey Murphy was…

Winona’s Walkoff Grand Slam Dashes Augie’s NSIC Title Dream

Vikings Battle To Championship But Fall 8-5

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Trailing No. 2 seed Augustana 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh in the NSIC Championship game, top-seed Winona State got an unearned run to cut the lead to 5-4, and then got a walk-off grand slam from McKenna Larsen to secure the 8-5 win, and the league’s automatic bid the NCAA Central Regional Tournament.  …

2018 NSIC Softball Tournament Bracket

All Games Played At Sherman Park In Sioux Falls

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The 2018 NSIC Softball Tournament bracket has been set as regular season play concluded Sunday afternoon.  The top ten teams in the final regular season standings will participate in the double-elimination tournament, which will be held May 3-5 at Bowden Field & Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Winona State earned the number one seed after…

Jacks & Leathernecks Split On Softball Diamond

SDSU Takes Game One 13-3 But Drops Finale 4-3

MACOMB, Ill. – South Dakota State softball split a road doubleheader with Western Illinois Saturday at Mary Ellen McKee Stadium, claiming game one 13-3 in five innings before dropping game two, 4-3. The Jackrabbits (30-13, 9-4 Summit League) reached the 30-win plateau for the fourth time in program history and won seven consecutive games before Saturday’s finale. Game One: South…

Despite Writer’s Homerun Lancer Softball Swept At Morningside

Mount Marty Loses 3-2 & 6-0 But Still Makes GPAC Tournament

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Despite a big game and a big homerun from junior Amber Writer in the opener of their doubleheader at Morningside, the Mount Marty softball team was swept on Saturday afternoon, losing 3-2 and 6-0. The Lancers still qualify for the GPAC Tournament and will face tournament host Midland on Friday at 2 PM. Click on the…

Jacks Sweep Dakota State in Softball

Jacks Sweep Dakota State in Softball

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State picked up a pair of run-rule victories Tuesday in a doubleheader sweep of Dakota State, winning 12-1 and 18-8 at Bowden Field. The Jackrabbits are now 29-12 on the season and continue their best start in program history. Game One: South Dakota State 12, Dakota State 1 (5 innings) Madison Hope improved to…

Rogers leads the Summit in Home Runs

Rogers leads the Summit in Home Runs

VERMILLION, SD…With a bat in her hands during Coyote softball games, Jessica Rogers checks all the boxes. Jessica Rogers, USD Junior Catcher:”I try not to think about the past at-bats during the game. I just try to go in with a new mind-set thinking like okay, I still have to go in and do my job…” It was the mental…

Augie Softball Sweeps Crookston

Augie Softball Sweeps Crookston

SIOUX FALLS – The Augustana softball team closed its regular season home schedule on Monday with a sweep of Minnesota Crookston, downing the Golden Eagles 7-0 in the opener and 6-1 in the nightcap to stay perfect at home this season with a 10-0 record. Overall, the Vikings improve to 33-9 and to 15-3 in the NSIC, while the Golden…

Duluth Takes High Scoring Games From USF

Coo Softball Falls 10-6 & 13-12

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Against one of the top teams in the league, University of Sioux Falls Softball held their own, but dropped a pair of high-scoring games to Minnesota Duluth on Sunday evening. The Cougars (25-14, 10-6 NSIC) hit four homeruns in game one, but ultimately fell 10-6 to the Bulldogs. In game two, the teams combined for 14…

Jackrabbits Complete Sweep At Fort Wayne

SDSU Wins Sunday Finale 11-2

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – South Dakota State completed the series sweep at Fort Wayne Sunday with a dominant 11-2 run-rule victory. The Jackrabbits improved to 27-12 on the season and 8-3 in Summit League play while sweeping the Mastodons for the second time in three years. SDSU had 11 hits as a team, led by two-hit efforts from Ali Herdliska…

Bison Sweep Coyotes

USD Fails To Score In Three Game Series After Dropping Finale 2-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—Jacquelyn Sertic tossed a four-hit shutout and Zoe Stavrou was 4-for-4 with a home run in leading North Dakota State to a 2-0 win against South Dakota Sunday in the final game of a three-game series at Nygaard Field. The Bison (25-14, 5-2 Summit), behind Sertic and Saturday’s game two starter KK Leddy, did not permit a run in…

Bison Blank Coyotes In Softball Doubleheader

USD Loses 1-0 & 5-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—North Dakota State pitchers Jacquelyn Sertic and KK Leddy turned in equally dominant performances in leading the Bison to a pair of shutout victories Saturday at Nygaard Field. Scores went 1-0 in eight innings and 5-0.   Both pitchers allowed three hits in their complete-game efforts. Sertic (18-7) struck out 12 in outdueling Coyote hurler Alexis Devers in game…

SDSU Softball Slams USD In Rubber Game

Improved Jackrabbits Win 7-0 To Take Two Of Three From Coyotes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State took advantage of two big innings to claim a 7-0 victory over South Dakota in Saturday’s series finale at Bowden Field. The Jackrabbits (23-11, 4-2 Summit League) racked up seven hits in the game, led by Brittney Morse’s 2-for-3 effort that included a three-run home run and five RBIs. Abbey Murphy was 2-for-4 with a…

USF Stays Red-Hot in Softball with sweep of Upper Iowa

USF Stays Red-Hot in Softball with sweep of Upper Iowa

SIOUX FALLS – After their 15-game winning streak was snapped the day before, University of Sioux Falls Softball responded with a pair of thrilling one-run victories over Upper Iowa. The Cougars (20-9, 5-1 NSIC) scored eight unanswered runs capped off by Sydney Nieveen’s second walkoff hit in three days to lead them to an 8-7 victory in game one against…

Mankato Edges Augustana For Central Region Softball Title

4-3 Loss Ends Vikings Season

MANKATO, Minn. – Augustana University softball saw its 2017 season come to an end in the Central Region 2 Tournament Championship game falling 4-3 to No. 2 seed Minnesota State, Mankato (57-6). The Vikings were the No. 7 seed in the Central Region 2 Tournament and finish the season 40-16. Augustana has won 40-plus games in 19 seasons in school…

Kennedy Saves Her Best For Last

Kennedy Saves Her Best For Last

PA Announcer:”The shortstop, #32 Sarah Kennedy…” That’s about about as much noise as you’ll hear around Sarah Kennedy…. Gretta Melsted, Augie Softball Coach:”She’s so humble, she’s so quiet about it. You would never know…if you came out to the field you would just never know because she doesn’t have a big brash personality…” ….until she steps to the plate! Sarah…