Bad start dooms Jimmies in 10-6 loss to Valley City State
The Jimmies starter Katie Merchant gave up 6 runs in 0.1 innings of work
The University of Jamestown softball team was not able to repeat the pitching exploits of their first game of the doubleheader at the Presentation College Bubble, giving up eight runs in the first two innings on their way to a 10-6 loss on Friday, Feb. 18, against Valley City State University.
The Vikings (5-5) burst open the gates in the bottom of the first inning with the first three hitters getting on to load the bases. The fourth batter of the inning kept the train moving with an RBI single.
The Jimmies (5-2) would respond in the top of the second on an RBI fielder’s choice from Ally Battistoni. The Jimmies would attempt to claw their way back in the fifth and six innings by scoring five runs on six hits, but it wouldn’t be enough.
The Jimmies return to the diamond at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, when they take on Dickinson State. The Vikings look to go above .500 at 10 a.m. Saturday when they face Dakota Wesleyan.
UJ 6, VCSU 10
UJ: 0 1 0 0 3 2 0—6 8 0
VCSU: 6 2 0 1 0 1 X—10 13 1
VCSU: Marissa Hawkins RBI single, Riley Perryman scores
VCSU: Joelle Aiello scores on a wild pitch
VCSU: Andrea Rodriguez RBI single, Anne-Elise Gest scores
UJ: Ally Battistoni reaches on a fielder's choice, Megan Neiles scores
VCSU: Sierra Crocker RBI single, Aiello scores
VCSU: Jessica Husband RBI single, Gest scores
VCSU: Michelle Krahn RBI double, Ashylnne Copinga scores
UJ: Gentrey Turin RBI double, La La Romero scores
UJ: Molly Haley sacrifice ground out, Turin scores
UJ: Santina Zito scores on an error
UJ: Zito 2 RBI single, Turin, Romero score
VCSU: Husband sac fly, Hawkins scores
WP: Brooke Gaudry (1-1), LP: Katie Merchant (2-1)