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Jacks fall in series finale

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/31/2012 15:12:26

South Dakota State scored one run in the bottom of the seventh and brought the winning run to the plate, but could not push it across in a 3-2 loss in the series finale against South Dakota on Saturday in Brookings.

SDSU win the series two games to one, but falls to 6-17 overall and 2-7 in The Summit League with the loss. The Coyotes improve to 8-27 overall and an even 6-6 in league play with the win.

Devon Reick reached on an error to get the rally started and advanced to third in the next at bat on a Kelly Kleppin Single. After a pitching change, Reick scored on a Morgan McCabe sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 3-2 with two outs, but the rally stalled, thus ending the game.

Pam Nicholson gave up the three runs in the game, two of them earned, with three walks and four strikeouts over five innings to take the loss. Kori Seidlitz gave up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings of relief.

The visiting Coyotes scored single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings for their three runs, and got a solid outing by Missy Blackburn in the circle. Blackburn pitched six and a third innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits, three walks and a strikeout.

Erica Denney recorded the final two outs of the game to earn the save.

Four different Jackrabbits recorded hits on the day, including Samantha Terry, who hit a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth inning to get the Jacks on the board.

The Jackrabbits return to action at home on Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader against Creighton at 3 p.m.

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