SignUp
Women's Ice Hockey MM
Kim Granata hit her first home run of the season.
North Dakota falls to Iowa State
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Saturday 03/09/2014 08:32:36 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available
   Box Score

WICHITA, Kan. – The University of North Dakota softball team dropped a 13-2 decision to Iowa State on Saturday at the Shocker Softball Classic in Wichita, Kan.

“We hit the ball hard, we just didn’t get them to fall, but that will come around eventually for us,” head coach Eric Oakley said. “In the meantime we need to play less tentatively on defense.”

UND got on the board first for the second straight game. After Rachel Waynick got on base being walked, she stole second and advanced to third on a ground out. A single to right field by D Jantzer scored Waynick as North Dakota took the early 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the first, the Cyclones loaded the bases, but UND’s defense shut the door, getting the final out as Iowa State only managed one hit in the inning with three stranded on base.

Unfortunately, Iowa State wouldn’t be kept off the board for long and an eight-run second inning propelled them into the lead. ISU scored five more runs in the following two innings to extend its lead to 13-1.

In the top of the fifth, Kim Granata hit her first home run of the season to give UND its second run of the day. Following Granata’s homer, Amanda Johnson reached first on an error and D Janzter singled to put Johnson in scoring position. However, ISU got the final out of the inning to end the game.

Freshman Sophie Pratt started for UND in the circle, pitching 1.2 innings. Taylor Hansen closed out the game for UND, pitching 2.0 innings.

UND recorded a total of four hits in the game, with two coming from Jantzer. Freshman Jackie Lilek recorded her first collegiate hit with a single to lead off the second inning for UND.

North Dakota finishes the Shocker Softball Classic with two games on Sunday, taking on San Diego State at 10 a.m. and Northern Illinois at 12:30 p.m.

Insider Weekly panel talks big match-ups
The UND Insider Weekly panel gets you ready for the weekend's match-ups, as men's hockey travels to St. Cloud State, football closes the season at Northern Colorado and women's hockey hosts Ohio... MORE
Through These Doors - 406 - The Highlight Reel
After a weekend split against Miami, the University of North Dakota men's hockey team gets ready for a series at St. Cloud State, Junior Drake Caggiula and senior Michael Parks divulge their... MORE
Update on condition of Lisa Marvin
University of North Dakota women's hockey student-athlete Lisa Marvin remains at Alrtu Hospital in Grand Forks following injuries she suffered during a car accident on Monday, Nov. 17. MORE
Game Notes: UND hits the road to take on the Jacks
After a home-opening win over Mayville State, UND returns to the road to play long-time rival South Dakota State Friday at Frost Arena. MORE
NAU win, UNC preview on this week's Sports Extra
Head football coach Bubba Schweigert recaps UND's upset win over No. 22 Northern Arizona on Saturday, highlighting all the plays including Jer Garman's big day. MORE

advertisement