Schoultz lifts Bison softball team to 7-1 win
RIVERSIDE, Calif.-Katie Shoultz went 4-for-5 and tied a school record with five stolen bases as North Dakota State defeated Columbia 7-1 in the Cal Riverside Softball Classic on Sunday.Shoultz, a junior from Muscatine, Iowa, sparked an offense th...
RIVERSIDE, Calif.-Katie Shoultz went 4-for-5 and tied a school record with five stolen bases as North Dakota State defeated Columbia 7-1 in the Cal Riverside Softball Classic on Sunday.
Shoultz, a junior from Muscatine, Iowa, sparked an offense that produced a season-high 16 hits. She tied the NDSU single-game stolen base record set twice previously by Bison Athletic Hall of Fame shortstop Nikki Flynn Gregg vs. North Dakota in 2000 and Edinboro, Pa. 1999.
The running started early. Shoultz singled up the middle with one out and scored on Vanessa Anderson's two-out RBI base hit to put NDSU up 1-0 in the first inning.
The Bison, now 11-7, made it 2-0 in the third. Shoultz led off with a single, moved to second on a ground out, stole third and scored on Zoe Stavrou's two-out single to left.
NDSU extended the lead to 5-0 with three runs in the top of the fifth. Maddie Hansen connected for a RBI double to right center, Stephanie Soriano pushed across the second run with a ground and Madyson Camacho singled home the third.
Three straight doubles from Bre Beatty, Anderson and Hansen produced two runs in the sixth inning to put the Bison ahead 7-0. Hansen's two-base hit produced two runs and she finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Anderson and Stavrou each matched career bests with three hits.
KK Leddy (3-2) allowed only three hits in the complete game win. Leddy struck out eight and walked two.