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College softball: Jackrabbits complete sweep of North Dakota State

South Dakota State won big in game one, then topped the Bison by a run in game two of a Summit League doubleheader on Monday.

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State wrapped up a sweep of a Summit League series with two wins over North Dakota State on Monday at Jackrabbits Stadium.

SDSU took game one 12-3 in five innings, then Jackrabbits starter Tori Kniesche got her second win in the series with a two-hitter in a 1-0 win in the second game.

In game two, Kniesche walked four and struck out 12 for her second shutout of the Bison in two days. The 17-4 Kniesche three-hit the Bison in a 4-0 win on Sunday.

The Jackrabbits scored the game's only run on Emma Osmundson's RBI single in the sixth inning. The Bison put two runners on in the top of the seventh but had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate. Kniesche got a fly out to end the game.

Carley Goetschius and Chloe Woldruff had NDSU's hits and Paige Vargas took a tough loss, allowing an unearned run on four hits in six innings. She walked three and struck out seven.


In game one, the Bison led 3-2 after three innings but the Jackrabbits scored 10 runs in the fourth inning. Nine of the 12 runs allowed were unearned.

Goetschius was 2 for 3 and hit a solo home run and Bella Dean doubled in two runs.

The Bison are 7-5 in the Summit League, 23-16 overall and they travel to play three games at St. Thomas on April 22-23 in St. Paul.

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