13
15
Game 1
Game 2
9
0
Valley City State
Dakota State University
Tatum Lundin, pictured earlier this season, hit a grand slam for VCSU on Sunday.
Tatum Lundin, pictured earlier this season, hit a grand slam for VCSU on Sunday.
Softball - Sun, Apr. 23, 2017
Final - Game 11234567RHE
Valley City State (N.D.) (18-25, 9-12 NSAA)103414013121
Dakota State (S.D.) (14-32, 5-20 NSAA)30200409127
Madison, SD Thue Softball Complex
Valley City State (N.D.)PitchingDakota State (S.D.)
Smith, EmilyWinner-
-Loser Drake, Kelly
-Save-
Valley City State (N.D.)Indv. StatsDakota State (S.D.)
3 PlayersDoubles 4 Players
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs None
Final - Game 212345RHE
Valley City State (N.D.) (19-25, 10-12 NSAA)1108515161
Dakota State (S.D.) (14-33, 5-21 NSAA)00000066
Madison, SD Thue Softball Complex
Valley City State (N.D.)PitchingDakota State (S.D.)
Metcalf, AshleyWinner-
-Loser Luna, Kaysea
-Save-
Valley City State (N.D.)Indv. StatsDakota State (S.D.)
NoneDoubles None
NoneTriples None
#7 Lundin, TatumHome Runs None

MADISON, S.D. – Valley City State's softball team completed a series sweep of Dakota State with a dominating doubleheader Sunday in Madison.

The Vikings racked up 28 hits and 28 runs on Sunday as they won 13-9 and 15-0 over the Trojans, completing a four-game sweep.

Valley City State improves to 19-25 overall and 10-12 in the North Star Athletic Association. With four conference games remaining, VCSU is sixth in the NSAA standings and is just one game back of Mayville State for fifth.

Up next: VCSU closes out the regular season with four conference games against Jamestown next weekend. VCSU hosts the Jimmies on Saturday at 1 p.m., and then plays at Jamestown on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 

VCSU 13, Dakota State 9
Trailing 5-4 after three innings, the Vikings rallied with four runs in the fourth inning and four more in the sixth inning en route to the 13-9 victory.

The Vikings racked up 12 hits in the game. Emily Smith had a 3-for-4 game, and Kadie Anderson went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs. Kelli Moore and Cassie Pautz each drove in two runs, while Moore and Jayme Menard collected two hits each.

Emily Smith earned the win pitching after going three scoreless innings in relief. Smith allowed just two hits and struck out one. Morgan Nalley started in the circle and went three innings, allowing six hits and four earned runs.


VCSU 15, Dakota State 0
The Vikings left no doubt in the series finale, drubbing the Trojans for 13 runs in the fourth and fifth innings en route to the 15-0 shutout. The game ended after five innings due to run rule.

VCSU collected 16 hits in the game, including a grand slam by sophomore Tatum Lundin. Seven Vikings had two or more hits, led by Lundin who went 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs.

Kelsey Hamade batted 3-for-3 and scored three runs from the leadoff position. Jayme Menard had two hits and two RBIs, and Cassie Pautz, Emily Smith, Kade Anderson and Haley Butterfield all had two hits each. Kelli Moore did not collect a hit in the game but drove in three runs.

Ashley Metcalf pitched a complete-game shutout for VCSU, scattering six hits over her five innings of work. Metcalf did not walk a batter and struck out three.