Bison Roundup | April 18


The North Dakota State softball team swept South Dakota State in a weekend Summit League series, winning its games 7-2 and 8-2.

Both pitching and bats were on display during Friday’s doubleheader. NDSU’s Jacquelyn Sertic finished with 14 strikeouts in the first game, and in the second, Zoe Stavrou blasted a grand slam to help NDSU win in Brookings, S.D.

In the first game the Bison were scoreless through the first two innings, but in the fourth inning, NDSU scored four runs with help from Logan Moreland. The Bison senior stepped up to the plate and hit a two-run single to give the Bison a 4-0 lead. NDSU tagged on two more in the seventh inning to secure the win.

In the second game, the scoring came early for the Bison. Stavrou’s grand slam came in the first inning, and in the fifth inning the Bison scored two more off a Alyssa Reina RBI. She later scored off a wild pitch.

NDSU took its 6-0 lead into the final inning but tagged on two more after another Reina RBI and another wild pitch that scored Cheyenne Garcia.

The Jackrabbits responded by scoring two in the bottom of the seventh inning but couldn’t get anything else to cross home plate.

The Bison completed the sweep on Saturday after Reina and Moreland combined for seven RBI. NDSU scored four in the first inning and six more runs in the fourth and fifth inning.

The Bison improve to 27-13 and 9-0 in the Summit League.


The Bison baseball team waited until the eighth inning to score runs Friday against SDSU, but it was too little, too late, as the Herd lost to SDSU 11-3.

NDSU’s Zach Mayo gave up seven earned runs on 11 hits in four and two-thirds innings. He did collect seven strikeouts, however, and the Bison scored its first three runs in the eighth inning.

SDSU responded with three more runs to take the 11-3 win.

On Saturday, the Bison held a 5-1 lead heading into the third inning after a pair of RBI singles from Drew Fearing and Logan Busch that started the scoring inning.

However, SDSU responded by scoring eight runs in the bottom of the third inning. SDSU’s Matt Johnson finished the game with six RBI and two three-run home runs. The Jackrabbits finished the game with 20 hits.

Needless to say the Bison couldn’t answer and lost the second of the three game series 14-7.

The Bison played Sunday at 1 p.m.

Men’s Track & Field 

NDSU’s Alex Renner extended his school record for the third straight week after throwing 62-04.50 at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, California, on Saturday.

Renner’s throw was 10 inches farther than last week’s, putting him No. 10 in the NCAA this season. The junior took home second place.

Bison senior Brandt Berghuis took fourth-place with his career-best throw of 59-02.75, which ranks third all-time in Bison history.

NDSU sophomore Landon Jochim ran the 400-meter dash in 47.34, which was his career-best and good enough for fifth place at the invitational.

Beau Kashmark recorded his career-best in the triple jump with a jump of 45-05.00 for the Bison.

Women’s Track & Field 

On Friday, senior Erin Teschuk broke the NDSU 5,000-meter record by 25 seconds with a time of 15:41.35 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Norwalk, California.

And on Saturday at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, California, the Bison’s Katelyn Weimerskirch and Maddy Niles respectively earned first and second place for the discus. Weimerskirch had a throw of 167-3/50.98 meters and Niles with a little shorter throw of 163-11/50.28 meters.

Bison freshman Shelby Gunnells recorded a personal-best in the shot put with a throw of 59-08.50 and won fifth place at the invitational with that throw.

Junior Anna Benke cleared 13-00.25 in the pole vault, which was good enough for an outdoor personal-best.

Freshman Dakota Wood ran the 100-meter hurdles in 14.76, a season-best for her.

The Bison 4x400m relay team, ran by Rose Jackson, Morgan Milbrath, Amy Andrushko and Alexis Wood finished in 10th place with a time of 3:41.08 at the Mt. Sac Relays.

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