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UJ softball opens season with two wins

University of Jamestown softball went 2-0 Saturday in its season opener with a 7-1 win over Presentation College and a 11-10 victory over Dakota Wesleyan in eight innings at the Presentation Dome Classic in Aberdeen, S.D.

With the Jimmies down 10-7 in the seventh inning of game 2, Kassi Ward hit a three-run homer to send the contest to extra innings. Morgan Geiszler hit a sacrifice liner to the Tigers' shortstop in the eighth inning that scored Sydney Prussia from third base to win the game.

Jamestown took a 6-0 lead against Presentation in game 1 and never looked back for the six-run victory.

The Jimmies continue the Presentation Dome Classic Sunday against 25th-ranked Valley City State University at 10 a.m. and Presentation College at noon.

Presentation Dome Classic

Aberdeen, S.D.

Game 1

University of Jamestown 7, Presentation College 1

UJ 040 020 1 -- 7 7 1

PC 000 001 0 -- 1 6 2

W--Katie Merchant. L-- Morgan Plumtree.

UJ highlights: Meghan Ramage 3-4, HR, 2 RBIs, R; Morgan Geiszler 2-3, HR (GS), 4 RBIs, R, BB; Mikayla Frost 1-1; Katie Reisdorfer 1-2, R, BB; Katie Merchant 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 3 K; Samm Hamilton 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.

Records: University of Jamestown 1-0. Presentation College 0-1.

Game 2

University of Jamestown 11, Dakota Wesleyan 10 (8 innings)

DWU 530 020 00 -- 10 13 2

UJ 001 402 31 -- 11 15 2

W--Katie Merchant. L--Alyson VanderPol.

UJ highlights: Sydney Prussia 3-4, 3B, 2 RBIs, 3 R; Miriah Yoder 3-5, 2B, RBI, R; Morgan Geiszler 2-5, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB; Allie McCain 2-5, 2 RBIs, 2 R, BB; Kassi Ward 2-5, 2B, 4 RBIs, 2 R; Megan Ramage 1-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Santina Zito 1-5; Mariah Martinez 1-4, 2B; Katie Merchant 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 KK.

Records: University of Jamestown 2-0. Dakota Wesleyan 0-2.

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