Jimmies softball struggles against Northern State, Valley City
The Jimmies had four errors in the two games combined.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — The University of Jamestown softball team opened their season with a game against Northern State University and they started fast but couldn’t keep it up in an 8-5 loss on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Presentation College Dome.
The Jimmies took a 5-2 lead into the third inning but a three-run third tied the game up at five. The Wolves (2-0) pushed the lead out further from there adding two in the fourth and one in the seventh to get the win.
NSU 8, UJ 5
NSU: 0 2 3 2 0 0 1–8 15 2
UJ: 2 3 0 0 0 0 0–5 8 2
WP: Lexi Chase (1-0) LP: Sunny Halsey (0-1)
UJ: Gentrey Turin reaches on an error by 2B Claire Zyblut, Samarah Martinez scores, unearned
UJ: Ally Battistoni single, Turin scores, unearned
NSU: Tevan Bryant 2 RBI double, Elly Smith, Avarie Eagle score
UJ: Abby Blair RBI BB, Turin scores
UJ: Sydney Grendler 2 RBI single, Battistoni, Maddie Spaeth score
NSU: Kyra Knutdson RBI double, Kamdyn Barrientos scores
NSU: Eagle RBI double, Knudtson scores
NSU: Smith RBI single, Eagle scores
NSU: Barrientos RBI single, Ashley Fauske scores
NSU: Liv Richardson RBI groundout, Zyblut scores
NSU: Lexi Chase RBI double, Fauske scores
Jimmies lose to Valley City State
The Jimmies returned to the diamond and their comeback attempt came up short in a 10-6 loss to rivals Valley City State University.
The Vikings (3-3) got out to a 5-0 lead before the Jimmies (0-2) could respond with one in the third to cut the deficit to 5-1. The Vikings added three more in the top of the fourth and two more in the top of the fifth to take a 10-1 lead. The Jimmies scored three in the bottom of the fifth and one run a piece in the sixth and seventh but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback.
The Jimmies return to the diamond at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, when they face MSU-Moorhead.
VCSU 10, UJ 6
VCSU: 0 1 4 3 2 0 0–10 11 0
UJ: 0 0 1 0 3 1 1–6 9 2
WP: Joelle Lamontagne (3-0) LP: Abby Blair (0-1)
Second inning: VCSU: Maddy Zander RBI double, Alyssa DePoorter advances to third, scores on an error by LF Angie Chin
VCSU: DePoorter 2 RBI single, Sierra Crocker, Ashlynne Copinga score
VCSU: Makenzee Stone RBI single, Marissa Hawkins scores
VCSU: Zander RBI double, DePoorter scores
UJ: Samarah Martinez RBI double, Chin scores
VCSU: Riley Perryman RBI double, Copinga scores
VCSU: DePoorter RBI double, Crocker scores
VCSU: Saige Forseth RBI BB, Perryman scores
VCSU: Crocker RBI double, Copinga scores
VCSU: Hawkins RBI single, Andrea Rodriguez scores
UJ: Gentrey Turin RBI double, Martinez, Ally Battistoni score
UJ: Maddie Spaeth sacrifice fly, Turin scores
UJ: Camryn Schwab solo HR
UJ: Kylie Yanzuk RBI single, Sonya Rodgers scores