JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The Blue Hawks (No. 1 seed) picked up their second victory of the NAIA Unaffiliated North Star Athletic Association/Frontier Softball Conference Tournament on Friday (May 2) over Jamestown (No. 3 seed), 6-2. The win makes it 20 straight for the Blue Hawks. Dickinson State is now 2-0 in the tournament and 37-13 overall. Jamestown has been eliminated from play.
The Jimmies scored once in the first inning on an error, but the lead would not last long.
A big four-run bottom of the fourth gave the Blue Hawks an even bigger lead. Kailey Olcottblasted a solo shot with one out. Lopez doubled into the right-center field gap to score bothMcKenzie Kenobbie and Justeena Gutierrez, while Lopez advanced to third on the throw home. Monique Yslas hit a sacrifice fly to score Lopez from third and pull ahead 6-1.
The Jimmies pushed across one in the top of the seventh, but they would fall short and were eliminated from further tournament play.
Tiffany Morgan tossed a complete game for Dickinson State. She allowed nine hits, two runs (one earned), and struck out two hitters. Lopez went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. She also drove in a pair. Yslas, Vargas, Sullivan, and Olcott each had a RBI. Olcott's RBI came on a solo homerun. The Blue Hawks finished with nine hits.
Dickinson State will now play the winner of Valley City (No. 2 seed) and Great Falls (No. 4 seed) on Saturday (May 3) at 11 a.m.