Baseball and Softball are just getting started as the wrestling team heads towards the finish line
The Bison softball team soundly defeated the Longwood Lancers 8-2 in Gainesville last Sunday. Longwood started the scoring off with an RBI single by Lauren Taylor in the 1st inning, but the Herd’s Lauren Reimers cracked a bases-loaded single scoring two runs in the bottom half of the inning.
The Lancers tied it up in the second with a run-scoring single by Kasey Carr, The Herd were relentless. An RBI triple from Stephanie Soriano in the bottom of the 2nd gave the Bison the lead for good.
A four-run 4th inning for the Bison really broke the game open for The Herd. The Bison connected for five hits during the inning. NDSU is now 4-5 in the early stages of a long season. The Bison now head to Austin for the University of Texas Invitational beginning on Friday.
NDSU won big on Senior Day, defeating the Air Force 31-6 last Sunday at the Scheels Center. All four Bison seniors ended their home careers in picturesque fashion. Dan Stibral, Cordell Eaton, Andrew Fogarty and Cam Sykora were all victorious.
Air Force would only win two matches with Cody Surrat winning by decision 10-4, and Jake Thompson taking down Noah Cressell in the 184 weight class.
In the lightweight brawl, Bison sophomore McGwire Midkiff upset Sidney Flores 8-7. Flores was ranked number fourteen in the country heading into the match. Bison freshman, Jared Franek would tech Air Force’s Trey Brisker 16-0. Sykora pounded his opponent winning by major decision 14-2 against Jared Van Fleet. The dual-ended with back to back wins by Eaton and Stibral.
The win marked the 6th straight for The Herd. With just two duals left before the Big 12 championships, a win against South Dakota State on Friday would be huge.
NDSU got pummeled by the University of Hawaii 0-8 on Monday at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Rainbow Warriors started the long afternoon off at the bottom of the first with Adam Fogel ripping an RBI single into left. Dustin Demeter was able to tag up from third two batters later to increase the lead 2-0.
The Bison hurt themselves as they left the bases loaded in the top of the second, and Hawaii didn’t let up. Kole Kaler slugged an RBI triple to give Hawaii a comfortable 3-0 lead in the second. The Herd went three up three down in the top of the third, and Hawaii didn’t miss their chance to cripple the Bison. Hawaii scored five runs in the bottom of the third, including a two-run double by Matt Wong. Hawaii would end the inning and the scoring at 8-0.
The Herd are now 1-3 after their season-opening series against Hawaii. With what feels like a million games left to go, the Bison are just starting to get into the swing of things.