SPEARFISH, S.D. – Sparked by a three-run sixth inning, the Chadron State College softball team stormed to a 5-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory over Black Hills State Thursday afternoon in rainy Spearfish, S.D.
The two teams were supposed to play a second game but it was called because of poor field conditions.
Chadron State, now 16-29 overall and 13-21 in the RMAC, will host Metro State in a four-game conference doubleheader, beginning Saturday at noon.
Chadron State’s Aryn Grywusiewicz retired the first 10 Black Hills State batters but the Jackets got their offense going in the fourth inning scoring four runs to take a 4-2 lead.
However, the Eagles responded in a big way in the top of the sixth. Stephanie Townsend and Katelyn McBeth, who hit a solo home run earlier in the game, drew back-to-back walks and Ashlynn Marino knocked Townsend in a batter later with a double.
Danielle L’Argent followed with a single that plated Amanda Einspahr, who was pinch running for McBeth. Marino scored what proved to be the winning run after Nikki Ritzen reached on an infield error.
Chadron State finished with seven hits in the game, while Black Hills State had five.
Aleesa Olsen earned the win in relief. She tossed 2 2/3 innings of relief and allowed just one hit.
—CSC Sports Information
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