Softball Splits By Edging SDSU, Falling To SCSU
The UNC women's softball squad split two games on Sunday on the final day of the NCC North-South Classic I in Sioux City, Iowa. The Bears defeated South Dakota State, 3-1, before falling to St. Cloud State, 7-4.
UNC is now 19-14 overall this season and 6-5 in the North Central Conference.
UNC vs. South Dakota State
The Bears used a run in the sixth inning to force the game into extra innings and then pushed across two runs in the ninth to defeat South Dakota State, 3-1.
Freshman pitcher Stephani Miller went the distance for the victory and gave up only five hits and one earned run. She struck out three batters while walking none.
Freshman Jana Pintz led off the ninth with a solo homer and sophomore Erin Peterson followed up with a home run for back-to-back jacks. Miller then proceeded to retire the Jackrabbits in order in the ninth to secure the victory. Miller improved to 5-6 on the year.
UNC vs. St. Cloud State
The Bears' modest three-game win streak came to an end in Sunday's final game as the St. Cloud State Huskies claimed a 7-4 victory. The game was knotted at 2-2 after two innings of play before the Huskies go to UNC starter Cristin Dumler.
The Huskies scored five runs in the next three innings to open up a 7-2 lead. UNC scored a single run in the bottom of the seventh but it was to no avail as SCSU earned the win.