Mitchell native Hallie Misiaszek recently started a pair of games for the Morningside College softball team.
She allowed an earned run and struck out four over six innings in a 13-1 win over Dakota Wesleyan University on March 30. The senior followed it with five shutout innings of one-hit softball, while striking out eight in an 11-0 win over Dakota State on Tuesday.
Misiaszek has been the Mustangs' top starting pitcher this season. In 10 games (nine starts), she has tossed a pair of shutouts, helping her record a 1.83 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings.
The Mustangs (11-6, 4-2 GPAC) play Mount Marty College at 3 p.m. Friday in Sioux City, Iowa.
Schmidt earns quality start
Augustana University pitcher Jed Schmidt earned his first quality start of the season on March 27 against Northern State University.
The Mitchell native allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. He also struck out five batters in the Vikings' 13-3 win. Schmidt also made a relief appearance on Monday in a 5-3 victory over No. 4 St. Cloud State. He gave up a pair of runs in an inning of work.
The sophomore has a 4.85 ERA this season, along with 10 strikeouts over 13 innings. The Vikings are 18-7 overall and 11-1 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Augie hosted Southwest Minnesota State on Wednesday and will play at Minot State on Saturday.
Bull, Hurd compete in Nebraska
Former Burke standout Tressa Bull and Bridgewater native Autumn Hurd helped the Doane University women's golf team finish sixth at the Concordia Invite on March 28 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bull shot a 16-over-par 88 to tie for 29th in the individual standings. Meanwhile, Hurd carded 90 strokes and took 33rd place.
The Tigers compete in the Peru State Invite on April 7-8 in Nebraska City, Nebraska.