“It’s still a process,” head coach Eric Oakley said of the performance. “We needed to be better in all three aspects of the game today.”
Indiana State’s pitcher, Yvette Alvarez kept UND off the board, limiting North Dakota to just a single hit. UND’s Megan Hedstrom started in the circle, pitching three innings before being relieved by Taylor Hansen.
North Dakota’s lone hit came in the first inning when D Jantzer hit a double to left center. Unfortunately, the hit came with two outs in the inning and Jantzer was unable to score before the inning came to a close.
The only other runner that got on base for UND was Amanda Johnson, who was walked by Alvarez to lead off the fourth.
Indiana State scored five runs in the third inning, to take an 8-0 lead heading into the fourth. The Sycamores added one more in the bottom of the fourth before closing out the game, 9-0, in the fifth.
North Dakota takes on Valparaiso tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Valparaiso, Ind.