DWU softball splits with Jamestown on Senior Day
Dakota Wesleyan University split a Great Plains Athletic Conference softball doubleheader with Jamestown on Wednesday at McWhirter Field on Senior Day.
The Tigers came from behind to win Game 1, 3-2, but dropped the second game, 7-4, after surrendering five runs in the first two innings.
In the first game, Jamestown scored both of its runs in the first two innings, but Amber Budmark put DWU (12-27, 7-12 GPAC) on the board with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Andriana Sprakel would add an RBI single to centerfield in the fifth and Adriana Thomason connected on another single to center on the next at-bat for the eventual game-winning run.
Budmark, Sprakel and Thomason all went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Karly Severance also went 1-for-3 in the game.
Sierra Haage picked up the win in the circle during her final collegiate home game, allowing one earned run on seven hits and four walks, while fanning six Jimmies in the process.
Jamestown (25-14, 9-8) bounced back in the second game to score four runs in the top of the first inning. The Jimmies recorded three hits and a walk in the frame, while also scoring a run by stealing home plate. They would tack on another run in the second on a Mikayla Frost ground ball to jump out to a 5-0 lead.
DWU's all-time leader in home runs, Severance, added another to her total on a two-run blast in the third, while back-to-back RBI singles by Sprakel and Thomason cut the lead to 6-4 in the fourth.
Jamestown would score on a Katie Reisdorfer sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth and the Tigers could not find anymore offense in the loss.
Mitchell native Alyson VanderPol allowed seven runs on 11 hits in seven innings of work for DWU, while Thomason went 3-for-4 at the plate. Haage also went 2-for-3 in the game.
DWU wraps up the regular season with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday against the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.