Softball Splits A Pair With Augustana
The UNC softball team split a doubleheader with NCC opponent Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Friday. UNC scored a 2-0 shutout in game one, but could not muster enough offense in game two and the Vikings took a 4-0 win.
UNC's offense was limited to only four hits but they made the most of those hits and scored a 2-0 win over the Vikings in the first game of the doubleheader.
Rachel VanHook knocked in Katie French with a two-out RBI double in the fourth inning to put the Bears on the board. Junior Alicia Matt gave the Bears an insurance run in the fifth inning when she led off with a solo home run.
Junior pitcher Cristin Dumler decided she needed only one run of support as she blanked the Vikings with a five-hit shutout. Dumler struck out three batters and improved to 6-4 on the season.
The Vikings shut down the Bears' offense completely in game two and took a 4-0 victory in the nightcap. UNC was limited to only one hit in the game.
Junior catcher Christy Borega led off the second inning with a single but that was all the UNC offense could muster. The Vikings then used the second inning to put the game away with a four-run rally.
Sophomore pitcher Stacey Moon took the loss and dropped to 6-4 on the season. Moon pitched well as she gave up only six hits and three earned runs. She walked none and struck out one.
The Bears are now 16-11 on the season.