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UJ's Miska no-hits Concordia in split

University of Jamestown's Kat Miska fires to home plate facing Briar Cliff University on March 29 in Sioux City, Iowa. Ryan Mikkelson / For The Sun

The Jimmies' softball bats came alive in a split of Concordia University on Friday, April 5, in Seward, Neb.

University of Jamestown banged out 16 hits to back up a Kat Miska no-hitter in an 11-1 UJ victory in game 1. The Jimmie's Mikayla Frost (3 hits), Katie Reisdorfer (3), Allie McCain (2), Morgan Geiszler (2) and Meghan Ramage (2) all turned in a multi-hit game.

"Well, we brought them (the bats)," said University of Jamestown softball coach Kevin Gall, whose Jimmies have struggled at times this season generating offense. "It seemed like there was some attention to detail. We showed up to warmups with a purpose and were engaged with what the mission was for the day."

A nine-run fourth inning by the Bulldogs sunk the orange and black in game 2, as the Jimmies fell 12-7. Jamestown (21-8, 5-2 GPAC) faces a stiffer test Saturday in Fremont, Neb., against No. 21 Midland University (14-4, 4-0) and All-American senior pitcher Jaylee Hinrichs (0.97 ERA).

"They're a good team with a really good pitcher, probably the best pitcher we'll see all year," Gall said. "Hopefully we take an approach where we can give ourselves a chance to win."

UJ 11, CC 1

Miska, as she's become known to do, stumped the Bulldogs' batters in the opener. The sophomore increased her team lead in strikeouts to 106 with 10 on Friday in Seward.

"It was kind of a typical performance of a team that hasn't seen her pitch and they just couldn't make adjustments fast enough," Gall said. "It's nice to be able to give the ball to her and have her pitch like she did."

The Jimmies led 2-0 after three innings before breaking the game open with four runs in the fourth. UJ's Reisdorfer led off the frame with her second double of the game, en route to the Jimmies eventually loading the bases. Frost and McCain connected for RBI singles.

In the sixth, UJ's Mariah Wick and Geiszler each pushed two runs across the plate with singles to help the Jimmies hang five runs on the scoreboard.

Concordia's Tori Homolka scored from third in the sixth on a fielder's choice with one out and the bases loaded, after Miska walked three hitters in the frame. But Miska would later fan the Bulldogs' Elanna Osthoff for a third time to end the game.

CC 12, UJ 7

The Jimmies pounded out another 16 hits in game 2 and led 4-0, but the Bulldogs fared better offensively in the nightcap.

Concordia's nine-run fourth began with a walk to HHana Haro and finished with seven Bulldog hits and one Jimmie error. UJ pitcher Katie Merchant gave way to Miska in the frame, but Concordia kept rolling.

Shortstop Frost banged out four more hits from the leadoff spot, including a double and a triple, as she'd finish the day 7-for-9 from the plate. Ramage connected for a two-run home run in the sixth, but the Jimmies eventually left 10 runners on base.

(RV) University of Jamestown 11, Concordia University 1

UJ 011 405 -- 11 16 0

CU 000 001 -- 1 0 2

Kat Miska and Katie Reisdorfer. Camry Moore and Allysia Thayer. W--Miska. L--Moore.

Highlights: UJ, Miska 1 ER, 5 BB, 10 SO; Mikyla Frost 3-4, RBI; Katie Reisdorfer 3-4, 2 2B RBI; Allie McCain 2-4, RBI; Morgan Geiszler 2-4, 2 RBI; Meghan Ramage 2-3; Mariah Wick 1-3, 3 RBI. CC, Moore 0 BB, 2 SO, 9 ER. Tori Homolka 0-2, BB, Run.

Records: Jamestown 21-8, 5-2 GPAC. Concordia 13-4, 2-1.

Concordia University 12, (RV) University of Jamestown 7

UJ 003 112 0 -- 7 16 2

CU 000 912 0 -- 12 12 2

Katie Merchant, Miska (5) and Reisdorfer. Brittany Woolridge, Moore (6) and Thayer. W--Woolridge. L--Merchant. S--Moore.

Highlights: UJ, Merchant 4.1 IP 7 H, 8 R, 3 BB, 2 SO; Miska 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 SO; Frost 4-5, 2B, 3B; Geiszler 3-4; Ramage 2-4, HR, 2 RBI; Wick 2-4, Mariah Martinez 2-4, Sydney Prussia 1-4, 3B, RBI. CC, Woolridge 5.2 IP 15 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 2 SO; Homolka 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI; Savannah Robertson 3-3, 3B, 2 RBI.

Records: Concordia 14-4, 3-1 GPAC. Jamestown 21-9, 5-3.

Michael Savaloja

Hometown: Churchs Ferry, N.D.; College: North Dakota

A recipient of the NDHSCA Award of Merit, Savaloja has been reporting sports for The Sun since 2008.

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