FARGO, N.D. | Rachel Cue pitched a four-hitter and struck out four as South Dakota edged North Dakota State 1-0 in the second game of Friday’s Summit League doubleheader at the Ellig Sports Complex in Fargo.
The Coyotes dropped the opener 8-0.
Cue (5-8) tossed her second shutout of the season and the 12th of her collegiate career. Only one of the four hits she allowed left the infield. She also struck out Bre Beatty with the tying run on second base for the final out of the game.
South Dakota (14-25, 5-6 Summit) scored in the fourth inning when Jamie Holscher singled and scored on Shelby Keil’s two-out double. Holscher, who was 3-for-3 in the win, leads the Coyotes with 10 doubles.
South Dakota was outhit 12-3 in the opener, two of the hits coming from Jessica Rogers.
WAYNE STATE 8-5, MINNESOTA-MOORHEAD 7-1: The Wildcats picked up their first Northern Sun Conference sweep of the league season winning two games over the Dragons in action in Moorhead, Minnesota Friday.
Wayne State rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh to win the opener after entering the frame down 7-5.
Sisters Monique and Melanie Alyea started off the Wildcats seventh with back to back singles and Jordyn Breitbart loaded the bases with another single. After Monique Alyea was thrown out at home on a fielders choice, Wayne State tied the game when both Melanie Alyea and Breitbarth scored when Abbie Hix reached on a throwing error. Alyyssa Schropp followed with a sacrifice fly to score the go-ahead run.
Brietbarth had a home run, triple and single in the first game and Monique Alyea also hit a solo homer.
Nataliah Hopkins went the distance for the pitching win in the nightcap, giving up a run on seven hits and two walks. Hopkins also picked up the win in the opener with four innings of relief work.
Katelyn Wobken hit a three-run home run, her third of the year, to help put the Wildcats go up 5-0 in the fifth inning of the second game. Rachel Shumaker also had three hits and drove in two in the second game for Wayne State (10-30 overall, 4-12 NSIC).