The baseball and softball teams were back in action this weekend
The NDSU men’s baseball team went 0-2 on Friday and Saturday against Northern Colorado, while the third game was suspended in the 7th inning due to darkness. Meanwhile, the NDSU women’s softball team came up winless in the Bulldog Classic on Friday and Saturday.
The Bison struggled this weekend, losing the first game to Northern Colorado 4-2 and the second game 5-4.
Pitcher Max Loven suffered his first loss of the season in the first game of the series, as he allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three batters. Jake Malec led the way for the Bison with a pair of hits, while also scoring both of NDSU’s runs.
Northern Colorado was able to take the lead in the third inning after a two-run home run by Jake Gitter. They added an insurance run in the fifth inning after a home run by Hayden Heinze.
The Bison softball team lost to BYU 1-0, Fresno State 6-5, UC Davis 4-1 and Fresno state again 8-7.
Pitcher Lainey Lyle took the loss in the first game as she pitched seven innings and allowed only one run while giving up four hits and striking out three. The loss drops her record to 2-4 on the season.
Against Fresno State, the Bison were able to take a 5-4 lead in the second inning after Montana DeCamp singled in a run. They were also able to cash in on an error and Madyson Camacho delivered a run-scoring single. Camacho went 3 for 3, while Beatty and DeCamp each had two hits.
NDSU lost the second game against Fresno State in walk-off fashion as the Bulldogs were able to tie the game after a five-run sixth inning. Kaitlyn Jennings hit a walk-off single in the seventh inning to give Fresno State the win.
The losses drop the Bison to 6-9 on the season and they will look to bounce back with an upcoming series at Omaha. NDSU currently sits in second place in The Summit League standings.
The Softball team fell to 7-15 on the season and will have a good opportunity next weekend when they head to Los Angeles for the LMU Tournament. The Bison currently have the fourth-best record in the Summit League.