Errors Cost Jacks In 2-1 Loss To Coyotes
BROOKINGS, SD — South Dakota State used two hits and a South Dakota error to score an unearned run in the fourth inning, but the Coyotes used two Jackrabbit miscues to score a pair of unearned runs in the sixth to secure a 2-1 win on a windy day at Jackrabbit Softball Stadium.
The loss ends the Jackrabbits Summit League season with a 2-16 mark, which locks them into the No. 6 seed at the league tournament scheduled for May 7-10, in Fargo, N.D., and drops them to 9-32 on the season overall.
South Dakota, which closes league play next weekend at NDSU, improves to 28-17 overall and to 9-5 in the league.
Sammy Bingham opened the Jacks half of the fourth with a single to left field and Vanessa Kellems followed with a single to right, and advanced all the way to third on a throwing error, which allowed Bingham to score from first to put SDSU up 1-0.
The score remained the same into the sixth, when the Coyotes capitalized on a pair of potential inning-ending errors to score their two unearned runs at take a 2-1 lead.
The Summit League season in the books, the Jackrabbits return to the road for a non-conference doubleheader at North Dakota on Wednesday at 2 p.m., and then return home to close the regular season on Saturday with a doubleheader against Kansas City at noon.
Courtesy: South Dakota State University