The Wayne State College baseball team was limited to four hits in two games as Augustana posted a 2-1 and 10-0 NSIC baseball sweep over the Wildcats played at Karras Park in Sioux Falls on a chilly Saturday afternoon with frequent light rain. The Wildcats drop to 26-18 on the season and 18-12 in the NSIC with the losses.
Wayne State's best scoring opportunity came in the second inning when the Wildcats loaded the bases with one out as Kylee Simpson and Megan Hagemann singled while Sam O'Brien reached on a fielder's choice. But Michelle Thille hit into a fielder's choice with Simpson thrown out at home followed by a strikeout by Lexie Loos to end the scoring threat.
Augustana's Theresa McMahon then belted a lead-off home run to start the third inning off Wildcat starter Kelcie Bormann for what turned out to be the lone run of the ball game as the Vikings eliminated the Wildcats.
The Vikings had six hits in the game to five by Wayne State. Jordan King, Simpson, Hagemann, Kaiti Williams and Loos each singled for WSC in the game.
Bormann (6-6) suffered the pitching loss, giving up five hits and one run over four innings of work with two walks and no strikeouts. Freshman reliever Cassy Miller worked the final two innings and allowed just one hit with one walk and one strikeout.
Wayne State has just one senior on this year's roster, Kallee Pfieffer, and ties a school record with a seventh consecutive winning season.
Courtesy: Wayne State Media Relations
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