Allie Daly and Morgan Hancock both had three RBIs, while Erica Denney pitched a complete game as the Coyotes topped SDSU 7-1 on Saturday to complete the weekend sweep.
Morgan Hancock belted a three-run homerun in the third inning for her fifth of the season. Daly was 3-for-3 with two singles and a double. She had 10 RBIs over the series.
Denney allowed three hits and struck out six for her 14th win of the season. She is tied for second in the Summit League for most wins this season.
South Dakota (25-12, 8-1) never trailed in the game. Lindsey Boyd scored on a Daly single in the first to give the Coyotes the lead. Daly later started a four run rally in the third with an RBI double that scored Katie Dinning. Hancock would hit her three-run homerun in the next at-bat.
South Dakota State (11-21, 1-8) cut the lead to 5-1 in the top of the fourth off a solo homerun by Elyse Eitel, but the Coyotes would add two in the bottom of the sixth to round out scoring.
The Coyotes will continue their home stand by hosting Fort Wayne in a three-game series next weekend. Game one will be on Friday at 1 p.m. at Nygaard Field.
South Dakota track and field went undefeated in head-to-head scoring while winning 23 of the 38 events ran at the Duals at Williams Field in Yankton on Saturday.
South Dakota, South Dakota State, North Dakota and Omaha competed at the meet. The Coyote women went 3-0, topping Omaha 122 to 65, dropping South Dakota State 111 to 83 and beating North Dakota 125 to 53. The Coyote men were 2-0 with a 136 to 48 victory over North Dakota and a 121.5 to 76.5 win over South Dakota State. Omaha does not have a men's track and field program.
Three Coyotes won multiple individual events. Alexa Duling won the 100-meter hurdles (13.88 seconds) and the 400 hurdles (1:01.54), and Erik Hill won the 110 hurdles (14.89) and 400 hurdles (57.39). Thrower Cody Snyder placed first in both the discus (184-6) and the shot put (56-7¼).
USD swept the top four positions in the men's 5,000, with Brant Haase winning the race in 15:20.70. Mubarik Musa was second in 15:27.89, Jeff Mettler was third in 15:30.12 and Alex Hohenthaner was fourth in 15:35.22. Two of those finishers placed first in other events, with Mettler winning the 1,500 in 4:09.68 and Hohenthaner winning the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:45.43.
The Yotes also swept the top-three in two events. Ashley Sveum (58.02) led Amber Ewers (58.97) and Tess Johnson (59.85) to sweep the women's 400, and Emily Grove won the pole vault at 13 feet, 0¼ inches with Madison Mills placing second (12-6) and Hunter Wilkes in third at 12-0.
South Dakota also had three of the top-four in the women's 5,000. Amber Eichkorn won in 18:15.13, while Ali Gress was third in 18:24.71 and Katie Wetzstein was fourth at 18:32.47.
Also recording individual wins for the Coyote women was Megan Glisar in the high jump (5-10½),
Meghan Dennis in the javelin (136-5), Breanna Janovy in the shot put (44-2¾) and Tansha Clarke in the long jump (18-4½).
On the men's side, Denton Stephens won the hammer throw (182-11), Jeff O'Connell won the long jump (23-2), Michael Burrus won the 100 (10.78) and Christian Nielsen won the 200 (21.39).
USD also swept both 4x400 relays, with women winning in 3:53.48 and the men winning in
The Coyotes will next be in action at the Sioux City Relays on April 12 and 13.
Courtesy: USD Media Relations
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