Bison softball's offense reawakens in win over Utah State
Saturday's lull was a thing of the past as NDSU put up big numbers against the Aggies Sunday.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — North Dakota State got its offense untracked after a lull the day before and defeated Utah State 15-9 on Sunday.
The Bison (3-2) have played all five of their season-opening games against Utah State and UC Santa Barbara. In two wins Friday, the Bison scored 27 runs. In two losses Saturday, the Bison scored seven runs.
NDSU's Cameryn Maykut did her best to reverse the trend. She was 3-for-4 with a grand slam, a run-scoring double and an RBI single, all in the first three innings as the Bison built a 10-2 lead.
Reanna Rudd made the most of her one at bat, drilling a two-run home run in the sixth that gave the Bison a 12-8 lead after Utah State had closed to within two. After Rudd's homer, Skylar Padgett and Nicole Licea reached and scored on Emilee Buringa's three-run homer to make it 15-8.
Molly Gates was 3-for-4 with two RBI and Padgett was 3-for-4 and scored three runs.
The Bison next play five games against Maine, Georgia Southern and Tennessee Martin on Feb. 18-20 in Statesboro, Georgia.