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Catching up with former area athletes: Misiaszek, Morningside softball on a roll

Mitchell native Hallie Misiaszek and the Morningside College softball team have been on a tear.

The Mustangs are in the midst of an 12-game winning streak and they sit atop the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings with a 14-2 league mark.

Misiaszek is a big reason for the success. The senior right-handed pitcher ranks No. 2 in the GPAC in ERA (1.41), innings pitched (109.1) and No. 1 in wins (14). She hasn't suffered a loss since early March.

On Monday, Misiaszek fired a complete-game three-hit shutout in a 4-2 win over Dordt College. She struck out four batters in the win.

On April 13, the Mustangs swept Northwestern College (5-1 and 2-1) and limited the Red Raiders to one earned run over 14 frames, striking out 13 and allowing only one earned run on four hits.

In Game 1, she fanned nine batters, gave up one hit and one run (unearned) in seven complete innings. In Game 2, Misiaszek struck out four batters, scattered three hits and gave up one earned run.

Up next, the Mustangs travel to play No. 20 Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, today in a GPAC doubleheader. The Mustangs are three full games ahead of Midland in the GPAC standings.

Rice, Jamestown capture 5th at GPAC Preview

Mitchell native Jacob Rice and the University of Jamestown men's golf team finished fifth out of 15 teams at the GPAC Preview on Monday at Dakota Dunes Country Club in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Jimmies' 36-hole score of 621 (316-305) was one shot behind Briar Cliff and two shots behind Midland (Neb.). Morningside (Iowa) took top team honors, finishing with a 10-over par 586 (289-297). Northwestern (Iowa) was second at 599 (300-299).

Jacob Rice was the top placer for Jamestown, tying for seventh at 6-over 150 (76-74). Jamestown returns to Dakota Dunes next Tuesday and Wednesday for the GPAC Spring Championships.

Bormann, SDSU golf take 10th in Arizona

Parkston graduate Sydney Bormann and the South Dakota State women's golf team finished 10th at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic Tuesday with a final-round score of 310.

The Jacks fired a 903 (302-291-310) to finish 39-over-par. UTEP won the 20-team field, shooting an 883 for 19-over. Bormann (77-73-78) finished tied for 44th with a 12-over-par 228.

The Jacks gear up for the Summit League Championships April 21-23 in Newton, Kansas.

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