UMN Crookston Submitted
Minnesota Crookston softball travelled out to Minot for the third time this season, this time for a non-conference doubleheader against Minot State.
The Beavers were able to take both games from the Golden Eagles by scores of 10-2 and 10-1, respectively, this afternoon.
The Golden Eagles fall to 7-10 on the season.
In game one, MISU scored the first four runs of the game, highlighted by a Brooklyn Morrison two-run home run.
Minot State led 4-0 heading into the fifth inning, but the Golden Eagles chipped away. Alina Avalos (Jr., IF, Riverside, Calif.) doubled to right field, which scored Dana Zarn (Jr., UT, Winnipeg, Manitoba). Avalos came around to score on a Sydney Huwe (Fr., UT, Carver, Minn.) single up the middle.
That was as close as the Golden Eagles came, as the Beavers scored four in the bottom of the fifth and another pair in the in the sixth for the 10-2 win.
Huwe led the way with two hits, which tied her career-high. Zarn and Avalos each collected a hit, while Leah Macias (Sr., OF, West Covina, Calif.) and Jenna Parfeniuk (R-So., UT, Winnipeg, Manitoba) also collected a hit as well. The Golden Eagles left eight runners on base in the game.
Kamryn Frisk (R-Sr., P/1B, Anchorage, AK) picked up the loss in the circle, giving up eight earned runs on 12 hits. The redshirt senior falls to 1-3 on the season.
In game two, Minot State jumped out to an early lead, scoring one run in the bottom of the first.
They followed that lone run in the bottom of the first inning with a four spot in the second and bettering that by scoring five in the third to take a 10-0 lead.
Minnesota Crookston scored their lone run on an Alyssa Stillman (Jr., SS/2B, Hortonville, Wis.) solo home run, her first of the season.
The game ended after five innings.
The Golden Eagles finished with four hits on the day, led by Shaelyn Grant (So., C/OF, Grand Junc tion, Colo.), who finished 2-2 on the day. Stillman and Avalos each finished with a hit. Avalos now has a hit in a career-best 11 straight games.
Evie Stuck (Fr., P/1B, Papillion, Neb.) gets the loss in the circle, giving up 10 runs, just five of which were earned on nine hits in 2.2 innings of work.
The Golden Eagles will head south to the Sunshine State, where they will play eight games in Florida, starting with Caldwell University next Monday at 9 A.M.