The Golden Eagles fall to 2-35 (1-25 NSIC).
The Minnesota Crookston softball team fell 10-2 in the first game and fell 3-2 on a walk-off home run in game two against Minot State University at Herb Parker Stadium in Minot, N.D as the Beavers squashed a near upset by UMC. The Golden Eagles fall to 2-35 (1-25 NSIC). Minot State improves to 33-6 (15-5 NSIC).
Stacey Marcum (Sr., P, Merrill, Wis.) got the ball in game one for the Golden Eagles. Marcum went four-and-a-third innings, allowing nine earned runs on six hits. Marcum would get the loss in game one for UMC.
Bridge led the Golden Eagles, going 2-for-4 with one run scored while Khoshaba built on a strong weekend last time out and went 2-for-3 for game one.
Dixon got the victory in game one for the Beavers, going five innings and giving up two runs, one earned run, on eight hits.
Paige Schaust (Jr., OF/P, Delano, Minn.) got the game two start for the Golden Eagles and had one of her best starts of the season. Schaust went six innings and gave three earned runs, two coming in the last at-bat of Minot State in the seventh inning. She would give up seven hits on the game.
UMC would take the lead back in the fifth inning when Kaylin Beatty (Fr., UT, Andover, Minn.) hit a single to right field to score pinch-runner Pahl to make it 2-1.
The Golden Eagles would hold that advantage and would look to go home with the game two victory, but their plans would be spoiled as Cygan hit a two-run walk off home run to give Minot State the win.
Mandy Greenberg would get the game two victory for Minot State after going just two-thirds of an inning and giving up no runs and no hits. Friesen got the start in the circle for the Beavers and went six-and-a-third innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits.
Jessica Ramos (Fr., C/3B, El Paso, Texas), Hollinger and Beatty would have the hits in game two for UMC.
The Golden Eagles were scheduled to play their first home games of the year this weekend but their plans were squashed as frost came up Thursday morning on the field forcing the conditions to be unplayable for the weekend. The games will be played Saturday against Winona State in Winona, Minn. and Sunday versus Upper Iowa in Fayette, Iowa.