Jimmies softball keep winning streak going with sweep at DWU
The Jimmies have now won 18 games or more in 14 out of the last 15 seasons.
MITCHELL, S.D. — The University of Jamestown scored three runs in the sixth inning and that was enough to get a 5-4 win over Dakota Wesleyan University on Tuesday, April 18, at the Tiger’s Dr. McWhirter Field.
The Tigers’ Peyton Bagley scored on a wild pitch in the first to take a 1-0 lead. In the second inning, the Jimmies tied the game up before taking the lead at 2-1 in the fourth. The Tigers tied the game up at two in the sixth on an RBI groundout. In the Jimmies half of the sixth, Ally Battistoni led off with a single and eventually moved to third with Megan Neiles coming up. Neiles gave the Jimmies the lead back with a double and was eventually brought home on a Trinity Gregg double as the lead moved out to 5-2.
The Tigers made the Jimmies sweat in the seventh by scoring two runs but the game ended on a caught stealing as the Jimmies were able to hang on to the 5-4 win.
DWU 4, UJ 5
DWU: 1 0 0 0 0 1 2–4 8 2
UJ: 0 1 0 1 0 3 X–5 9 1
WP: Sunny Halsey (6-10) LP: Katelyn Farris (2-11)
DWU: Peyton Bagley scores on a wild pitch
UJ: Sunny Halsey RBI groundout, Gentrey Turin scores
UJ: Sydney Grendler reaches on an error, unearned
DWU: Reagan Grossi RBI ground out, Bagley scores
UJ: Megan Neiles RBI double, Ally Battistoni scores
UJ: Trinity Gregg 2 RBI double, Angie Chin, Neiles score
DWU: Mckinley Mull RBI groundout, Brianna Dawson scores
DWU: Bagley RBI single, Katelyn Farris scores
Jimmies get comfortable game two win:
In the bottom of the first inning, the Jimmies first five hitters all reached base as two runs scored and that helped the Jimmies get a 6-1 win over the Tigers in the second game of the doubleheader.
The only reason the Jimmies (18-16, 5-7) did not score more runs in the bottom of the first was because they ran into outs as the second hitter, Samarah Martinez reached on a fielder’s choice while Trinity Gregg ran into the shortstop McKinley Mull for the first out of the inning. The next hitter was Maddie Spaeth who hit a ground ball to the pitcher Keirstyn Krcil who fired a ball to the shortstop to get the lead runner, allowing Spaeth to reach. Two batters later, Gracie Fisher hit a bloop single to right to score two runs to go ahead 2-0 but she was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.
The Jimmies added two more runs in the fourth to push the lead out to 4-0 before the Tigers (7-28, 2-14) got one back in the sixth to cut the deficit to 4-1. In the bottom of the sixth, the Jimmies put the game away thanks to an Abby Blair triple to take a 5-1 lead.
The Jimmies are back in action at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 21, when they go to Doane University.
DWU 1, UJ 6
DWU: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0–1 6 0UJ: 2 0 0 2 0 2 X–6 7 0
WP: Abby Blair (8-4) LP: Keirstyn Krcil (0-4)
UJ: Gracie Fisher 2 RBI single, Mackenzie Lefebvre, Maddie Spaeth score
UJ: Reece Floyd 2 RBI single, Abby Blair, Ally Battistoni score
DWU: Mull solo HR
UJ: Blair RBI triple, Battistoni scores
UJ: Neiles sacrifice fly, Blair scores