Softball stumbles in series finale
OMAHA, Neb. – The South Dakota State softball team scored first in the finale of a three game summit league series against Western Illinois in Omaha, but the Fighting Leathernecks responded with 10 unanswered runs to secure a series sweep with a 10-1, fiving inning win on Sunday at Fontenelle Park.
The loss drops the Jackrabbits to 14-24 on the season overall and to 4-11 in The Summit League, while the Leathernecks improve to 13-19 overall and to 7-12 in the league.
Western Illinois came back with three runs in the top of the second to take the lead for good at 3-1, adding a single run in the fourth and three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings to lock up the run-rule victory.
The Jackrabbits look to get back on the winning track on Tuesday, when they start a three game series at North Dakota State in the Fargodome. The series begins with a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m., followed by a single game on Wednesday at noon.