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Tiger softball splits with Mount Marty

The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team earned a split with Great Plains Athletic Conference and instate rival Mount Marty College in a doubleheader on Tuesday at McWhirter Field in Mitchell.

Dakota Wesleyan's Elise Sutherland stretches to make the grab and the out at first base during the first game of a doubleheader against Mount Marty on Tuesday afternoon at McWhirter Field in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Dakota Wesleyan's Elise Sutherland stretches to make the grab and the out at first base during the first game of a doubleheader against Mount Marty on Tuesday afternoon at McWhirter Field in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team earned a split with Great Plains Athletic Conference and instate rival Mount Marty College in a doubleheader on Tuesday at McWhirter Field in Mitchell.

DWU won the first game 11-2 in six innings, but Mount Marty took the second game 7-1.

In Game 1, the Tigers took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth after a two-run home run by Elise Sutherland. DWU added seven runs in the sixth inning to end the game, while Lorissa Loeppky earned the win by allowing two runs on five hits, with two strikeouts in six innings pitched.

In Game 2, the Lancers scored three runs on four hits in the first inning and added three runs in the top of the fourth to pull away. Sutherland had DWU's lone RBI in the game, while Loeppky took the loss. She gave up seven runs on 10 hits.

DWU (8-24, 3-7 GPAC) hosts Black Hills State University at 4 p.m. today at McWhirter Field.

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