Blue Hawks rustle Jimmies

DICKINSON, N.D. – The Blue Hawks took both games from Jamestown on Thursday (Apr. 24).  Dickinson State snuck by the Jimmies 5-3 in game one and 6-2 in the second game.  The Blue Hawks are now 31-13 overall on the season.

The Blue Hawks opened the scoring in the top of the second inning.  Kailey Olcott singled home Brianna Grayson.  Justeena Gutierrez then hit a fly ball to center and scoredRegan Lawrence for a 2-0 lead. 

In the top of the third inning the Blue Hawks tallied again.  Monique Yslas singled to lead off and was brought home late in the inning on a sacrifice bunt by Grayson, to grab a 3-0 lead. 

The Jimmies scored in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run homerun by Money to tie the game at 3-3.  Jamestown added another run in the bottom of the sixth, aided by two Blue Hawks' errors.

The Jimmies' pitching staff struggled with control in the top of the seventh.  A pair of walks and a pair of errors helped the Blue Hawks push across two runs to gain a 5-2 advantage. 

Regan Lawrence went the distance for the Blue Hawks, scattering nine hits. She allowed three runs and six hits.  Grayson and Olcott each picked up a RBI.  The Blue Hawks recorded six hits by six different players.

In game two the Blue Hawks got the offense going early. 

Rebecca Lopez scored on a productive groundout by Lindsay Sullivan.  Grayson doubled home Alex Varas to give the Blue Hawks a 2-0 lead. 

In the third inning the Blue Hawks went back to work.  Lopez singled and later scored.  A two-run homerun by Vargas gave the Blue Hawks a 5-0 lead.

A double by Van Den Bussche scored Greenlund, cutting the score to 5-1 in the bottom of the third.  The Jimmies would add another run in the fourth to cut the deficit to 5-2.

The Blue Hawks pushed across a run in the top of the fifth inning on a single from Sullivan, making the score 6-2.  Dickinson State would hold on to the lead for the win.

Vargas and Sullivan each drove in a pair.  Yslas and Lawrence each had a RBI. Tiffany Morgan got the win.  She went seven innings, allowed two runs, five hits, and struck out two.