Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, the Jimmie softball team scored the tying and go-ahead runs on a rare four-base error in a 3-2 victory in game one of Sunday's doubleheader. Game two saw Jamestown take a 5-0 lead after two innings, eventually ending the game via the run rule, 8-0 in five innings.
UJ recorded just three hits in the opener, one each by Emma Keller (JR/Poulsbo, WA), Mikayla Frost (FR/Melba, ID), and Kelly Halverson (SO/Surrey, BC). However, it was a ball off of Tifani Schorzman (JR/Coeur d'Alene, ID)'s bat resulting in a four-base error that was the big hit of the game.
Tatum Lundin homered with one out in the second to open the scoring for VCSU. Kelsey Hamade singled to make it 2-0, and the Vikings looked to make it 3-0, but a relay from Kylie Macaig (SO/Airdrie, AB) to Miriah Yoder (SO/Devils Lake, ND) to Schorzman on Hamade's single resulted in tagging the baserunner for out number three.
Keller scored the Jimmies' first run in the bottom of the third after Schorzman's grounder was misplayed for an error.
Hamade had two hits for VCSU. Haley Butterfield took the loss, but did not allow an earned run in her six innings of work. Butterfield ended with eight strikeouts.
Hanna Dunnigan (SR/Regina, SK) earned the win, going the distance and allowing six hits. She struck out two and walked one.
The Vikings loaded the bases against Brittany Rheault (JR/West Fargo, ND) in game two, but the Jimmie righthander was able to get out of the inning unscathed. Jamestown took a 2-0 lead on Schorzman's two-run single, then in the bottom of second, increased the lead to 5-0 on an RBI single by Dunnigan and a two-run single from Halverson.
Frost stole home on the back end of a double steal in the fourth for run number six, then the Jimmies plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth to end it.
Jamestown recorded ten hits, led by Frost's 3-for-4 performance. Linda Ontiveros (SR/Yuma, AZ) had two hits and five other Jimmies picked up a hit.
Rheault tossed a two-hit shutout and struck out two for the win. Kathleen Gallais took the loss, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.