College Softball

Augie Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Behind Kadrlik, Petersen

Augie Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Behind Kadrlik, Petersen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — With one final ground out and a series sweep secured the No. 11 Augustana softball team put the finishing touches on 10-day, 12-game homestand. The Vikings won game one over the University of Sioux Falls 12-4, and scored a pair of runs late for a 4-2 win in game two. Augustana has won six straight games and…

Mickschl Leads Augie to Sweep of Minot State

Mickschl Leads Augie to Sweep of Minot State

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The 11th-ranked Augustana Vikings improved to 36-7 (16-2) with a sweep of Minot State Monday afternoon at Bowden Field. The Vikes brought the big bats in the 14-5 win in game one. Ashley Mickschl helped her own cause with a 3-run HR. Samantha Eisenreich went for for 4 and knocked in 3 runs. Abbie Lund hit a…

Jacks Shutout In Doubleheader Loss At NDSU

SDSU No-Hit In First Game 5-0 & Drops Second Game 1-0

FARGO, N.D. – South Dakota State softball dropped a pair of road games Sunday, falling 5-0 and 1-0 to North Dakota State at Tharaldson Park. The Jackrabbits move to 25-12 on the year and 4-4 in Summit League play. Game One: North Dakota State 5, South Dakota State 0 Kendra Conard (9-2) worked quickly through the opening five frames by…

Coyote Softball Completes Weekend Sweep Of UND

USD Wins Sunday 7-4

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota scored three runs in the final inning and completed a three-game sweep of North Dakota with a 7-4 win Sunday at Nygaard Field. It is the ninth straight Summit win for the Coyotes (28-18, 11-1 Summit) who remain atop the standings.   USD third baseman Lauren Wobken came up with two key at bats in the later…

Winona Sweeps Augie in Key NSIC Softball Doubleheader

Winona Sweeps Augie in Key NSIC Softball Doubleheader

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Stepping on the diamond in their first top 25 conference matchup of the season, the No. 12 Augustana softball team battled in back-to-back games, but ultimately fell short in a pair of losses. No. 21 Winona State held on a 9-7 win in game one and took game two with a 6-5 victory. Augustana moves to…

Miller HR Helps USF Gain Split with Concordia in Softball

Miller HR Helps USF Gain Split with Concordia in Softball

SIOUX FALLS—Kaitlyn Van Der Zwaag hit first home run of her career while Emily Hove and Emily Miller each hit a HR of their own as the University of Sioux Falls Softball (16-19, 6-8 NSIC) split their mid-week doubleheader with Concordia-St. Paul (21-13, 8-6 NSIC) at Sherman Park on Tuesday afternoon. USF took game one of the series, 5-1, behind a stellar pitching outing by Courtney…

Herdliska HR’s Twice as SDSU Splits with WIU in Softball

Herdliska HR's Twice as SDSU Splits with WIU in Softball

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State softball split the final two games of a three-game series Monday on a blustery day at Jackrabbit Softball Stadium. The Jackrabbits opened the day with a 7-2 victory but fell in the finale, 5-3. SDSU is now 25-10 overall on the year with a 4-2 mark in league play. Game One: South Dakota State 7, Western…

Augie Softball Win Streak Reaches 13 After Sweep Of Concordia-St. Paul

Vikings Win 7-1 & 10-1

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — No. 12 Augustana softball made a pitching statement on Sunday afternoon at Bowden Field. The Vikings outlasted Concordia-St. Paul with a 7-1 win in game one, and then finished the day with 12-1 (five inning), no-hitter over the Golden Bears. It’s the second no-hitter of the season for Augustana. Augustana, who has now won six consecutive series…

Coyote Softball Completes Sweep Of Omaha

USD Wins Series Finale 9-1

VERMILLION, S.D.—Dustie Durham was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and four RBIs and Alyssa Fernandez crossed home four times as South Dakota completed a three-game sweep of Omaha with a 9-1, six-inning win Sunday at Nygaard Field.   The Coyotes (25-18) have equaled their best start in the Summit at 8-1 and have a half-game lead over North Dakota State…

Western Illinois Rallies Past Jackrabbit Softball

SDSU falls 7-2

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Jackrabbit softball team was dealt a 7-2 setback Sunday afternoon in Sioux Falls, dropping its series opener against Western Illinois at Bowden Field. Morgan DeMarais started and threw into the fifth, striking out four with a pair of runs allowed. Taylor Compton (6-4) pitched 2.1 innings of relief in the loss, allowing five runs on three…

Walkoff Highlights Coyotes Doubleheader Sweep Of Omaha

USD Softball Wins 5-4 & 4-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—One swing of the bat changed the entire complexion of South Dakota softball’s doubleheader sweep of Omaha Saturday at Nygaard Field. The Coyotes won by scores of 5-4 and 4-0.   The Mavericks entered with just three wins on the season, but led the Coyotes 4-3 heading into the last half of the seventh inning of game one. South…

Augustana Sweeps Mankato

Viking Softball Wins 6-2 & 12-2 Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Augustana softball team continued their perfect start in NSIC play, sweeping a doubleheader from MSU-Mankato with 6-2 and 12-2 wins on Saturday afternoon at Bowden Field in Sioux Falls. The doubleheader was originally scheduled to be played in Mankato but had to be moved due to field conditions and weather. Click on the video viewer…

Vikings Dance Past St. Cloud State To Complete Perfect Week

Augie Softball Wins 6-1 & 10-2

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  Closing down a six-game homestand on Sunday at Bowden Field, the No. 14 Augustana softball team put together back-to-back impressive performances for a two-game sweep over St. Cloud State. Augustana opened Sunday with a 6-1 win and closed the day with a 10-2 (five inning) game-two win. Augustana pushes their win streak to seven games and improves…

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…