Published April 17, 2023

MSU Softball Splits on Road with Sioux Falls 

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Win in Dramatic Last At-bat 

SIOUX FALLS – Taryn Bennett’s 2-run home run capped a dramatic 9-run rally for Minot State as the Beavers battled back for an 11-10 win over host Sioux Falls on Sunday taking the second game of the teams’ NSIC doubleheader.  

The host Cougars took the opener 10-2 in five innings.  

The doubleheader was the start of a three-day, six-game road trip for the Beavers (21-15 overall, 8-6 NSIC) who play another NSIC twin bill on Monday at Southwest Minnesota State starting at noon.  

GAME 1 | Sioux Falls 10, Minot State 2  

Minot State had a tough showing, falling to the Sioux Falls Cougars 10-2 despite the efforts of junior Gabi Dawyduk, who went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.  

Sophomore Reegan Floyd (7-8) started and took the loss in the circle for Minot State.  

GAME 2 | Minot State 11, Sioux Falls 10  

Minot State responded from down 8-2 in the sixth inning to win in thrilling fashion, scoring nine runs in the seventh to earn an 11-10 victory over the Cougars.  

Freshman Calley Olson (9-1) got the win out of the bullpen for Minot State. The right-hander went four innings, giving up three runs, all of them earned, on six hits.  

At the plate, the Beavers were led by junior Taryn Bennett, who went 3-for-4 on the day with two doubles, a home run and two RBI. Junior Brooklyn Morrison compiled a noteworthy performance at the dish as well, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Freshman Sara Van Wickler also contributed for Minot State, putting together two hits in three trips to the plate while adding a triple and two RBI. 

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