JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The University of Jamestown snapped Valley City State’s 12-game win streak Tuesday, sweeping the non-conference doubleheader.
VCSU dropped the first game 10-1 in six innings as Jamestown’s Samarah Martinez hit a grand slam to decide the game by mercy rule. The Vikings then fell in a tight 3-2 battle, despite powering 11 hits in the game, including multiple hits from Ashlyn DiemertKennadi Stone and Maddy Zander.
The Vikings drop to 20-17 on the season while Jamestown improves to 22-9. VCSU resumes conference play at home April 20-21 against Dickinson State.
Jamestown 10, VCSU 1 (6 innings)
Jamestown defeated the Vikings 10-1 in just six innings as Jimmie pitchers Abby Blair and Bristol Foytik allowed just three Viking hits in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
The Vikings opened the game with a 1-0 lead as Saige Forseth drove in Kennadi Stone on a single to right-center field. VCSU held onto the lead until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Jimmie scoring drought was broken with M Lefebvre’s 2-run home run. The Jimmies held VCSU scoreless the rest of the way, and Jamestown posted four runs in the fourth, one in the fifth, and five in the sixth capped by Martinez’s grand slam.
Joelle Lamontagne got the loss for VCSU after starting in the circle and putting in 3 and 1/3 innings of work. She allowed four runs on three hits, walked one and struck out one. Logan Gronberg and Rhyan Sigmeth each made a relief appearance for the Vikings.
Forseth, Gronberg and Maerin Dartnell each had a hit in the game and Forseth drove in Kennadi Stone for VCSU’s only run in the game.
Jamestown’s Blair got the win in the circle after pitching 5 complete innings. She allowed one run on two hits, walked two and struck out one. Martinez finished with a double and a home run in the game, scored two runs and drove in four. Lefebvre added two hits, one run and three RBIs.
Jamestown 3, VCSU 2
VCSU then totaled 11 hits to Jamestown’s five hits in game two of the doubleheader, but it wasn’t enough as the Jimmies defeated the Vikings, 3-2.
The Vikings were on the board first as Ashlyn Diemert led off with a double and scored on Kennadi Stone’s RBI single up the middle. Jamestown responded with all three of its runs in the bottom half of the inning with the help of back-to-back doubles by Martinez and Kayla Quintanilla.
Zander and Alyssa DePoorter also posted back-to-back doubles in the second inning that closed the gap to 3-2. The Vikings scattered six more hits in the game but couldn’t bring the tying run home.
Diemert and Zander each finished with two hits, a double, and scored a run for VCSU. DePoorter also doubled while she and Stone each drove in a run.
Zander also got the loss in the circle after pitching a complete game. She allowed three runs on five hits, walked two and sturck out two.
Jamestown’s Hope Ransome got the win in the circle after allowing just three hits while pitching 3 and 1/3 innings in relief. Sunny Halsey started in the circle and pitched 3 and 2/3 innings. She allowed two runs on eight hits, walked one and struck out one.
Quintanilla and Martinez each doubled Tuesday, scored a run and drove in a run for the Jimmies. Gracie Fisher added a hit and an RBI in the game.