Trapper Field

Jimmie Softball

Game One

Jamestown 12 Dordt 5  (5 innings)

Game Two

Jamestown  8 Dordt 6

The University of Jamestown softball team opened the home portion of its 2021 schedule with a pair of wins over Dordt (Iowa) University Wednesday afternoon at Trapper Field. UJ took the first game 12-2 in five innings and won the second game 8-6.

Jamestown, now 23-7 overall and 6-2 in the GPAC, are home again on Saturday against Briar Cliff (Iowa) University at 1 p.m.

Gracie Fisher (FR/Bemidji, Minn.)’s two-run home run with one out in the second gave the Jimmies an early 2-0 lead. The Defenders answered with a pair of runs their next trip up to tie the game.

Kassi Ward (JR/Olympia, Wash.) lined a double to deep left center in the bottom of the third, scoring Morgan Geiszler (JR/Horace, N.D.) and Mariah Wick (JR/Jamestown, N.D.) to make it 4-2.

The Jimmies put the game away in the bottom of the fourth with an eight-run inning, which started off with Jenna Remenar (FR/Vancouver, Wash.)’s double to score Alexa Geller (FR/Fort Collins, Colo.). After Steph Cota (SO/Tucson, Ariz.) singled to put runners on the corners, Geiszler smashed a three-run homer to deep center field, clearing the chain-link fence forty feet beyond the temporary fence set up at Trapper Field. Wick came home on a Ward single to make it 9-2, then Sydney Prussia (JR/Detroit Lakes, Minn.) and Katie Reisdorfer (JR/Fresno, Calif.) connected on back-to-back doubles, increasing the lead to 11-2. Up for the second time in the inning, Remenar singled home Reisdorfer for the final run of the inning.

Kat Miska (JR/Pequot Lakes, Minn.) retired the Defenders in order in the top of the fifth to end the game via the run rule. Miska (11-1) allowed just three hits and one earned run while working around six walks. She struck out 10 batters, the ninth time this season reaching double digits in strikeouts.

UJ finished with 13 hits in the opener, led by Wick, Ward, Reisdorfer, Fisher, and Remenar with two hits each.

Game two was more of a back-and-forth affair, and once again a big fourth inning by the Jimmies proved to be the difference.

Dordt took a 2-0 lead after the top of the first, but Geiszler cut the lead in half with a solo home run coming on a 3-2 count leading off the bottom of the first.

Lauren Diemert (FR/West Fargo, N.D.) tied the game in the bottom of the second with a single to right center that scored Megan Neiles (FR/Winnipeg, MB).

The Defenders plated two more runs in the top of the third to go ahead 4-2, but once again the Jimmies rallied in the bottom half. Mariah Wick doubled to lead off the inning and moved to third on a groundout. Sydney Prussia launched a home run to deep left field to tie the game at four.

Dordt took advantage of a couple of Jamestown fielding miscues in the top of the fourth, scoring the go-ahead run without the benefit of a hit.

Geiszler and Ward had RBI doubles and Wick drove home a pair with a triple as the Jimmies took command of the game 8-5.

A solo homer by the Defenders in the top of the sixth was the final scoring in the game.

Katie Merchant (SO/South Haven, Minn.) (9-3) went the distance, allowing four earned runs on 10 hits while striking out seven.

Jamestown had another 14 hits in game two, with Wick and Diemert having three hits each. Geiszler, Prussia, and Remenar also had multiple hit games.