Ogden, Utah – The University of North Dakota softball team won its first Big Sky Conference game of the season on Saturday when it defeated Weber State by a score of 11-4 at the Wildcat Softball Field.
“The team responded well to the tough day yesterday with a crucial win today,” Head Coach Eric Oakley said. “We took an early lead and then answered any time they got close. It was a great team effort. Nice to get the first Big Sky win in program history.”
North Dakota scored its first two runs of the game in the first inning. Junior D Jantzer (Grants Pass, Ore.) hit a homerun for the first run of the game.
UND added on two runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
A big fifth inning gave UND a 9-3 lead. North Dakota took advantage of several Weber State errors to add to its lead.
Senior Cami Bennett (Grants Pass, Ore.) scored the first run of the inning off a fielding error. A sequence of singles led to runs scored by sophomore Taylor Donnelly (Lakeville, Minn.), Jantzer, junior Elizabeth Cudney (Montague, Mich.), and senior Kenna Olsen (Issaquah, Wash.).
Jantzer went 3-for-4 on the day and Chewning went 2-for-2 at the plate.
UND now has a record of 8-19 on the season and 1-2 in conference play.
North Dakota will travel to Greeley, Colo. to face Northern Colorado for a three game series March 29-30.