Jamestown Notches NSAA Series Sweep Over Waldorf

– The University of Jamestown completed a four-game North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) series sweep over Waldorf University, taking both ends of Monday’s doubleheader.

After holding on for a 15-10 win in the opener, the Jimmies (22-12, 7-1) closed out the series with a 16-0 win in five innings.

Kennedy Vinchattle led the Warriors (9-11, 4-6) in the opener while going 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and four RBIs. Senior Mattea Lovato finished 3-for-5 with a double and drove in a run. Freshman Payge Jurgens collected two hits, including an RBI single. Senior Trista Bures added two hits while producing a double and freshman Taylor Navratil turned in a pair of singles. Waldorf racked up 14 hits, receiving an RBI double from senior Brittani Sanchez and a run-scoring single from junior Hattie Hupke.

Hanna Dunnigan powered Jamestown, plating a 3-for-4 performance with two homers and five RBIs. Tifani Schorzman went 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run single. Mikayla Frost also finished 3-for-5 with an RBI single. Kylie Macaig delivered two hits with an RBI double. Emma Keller and Emma Gilbert tallied two hits apiece with run-scoring singles. Kaitlyn Combo went deep with a solo homer as the Jimmies pounded out 17 hits.

Dunnigan (9-4) locked up the win. She struck out two batters, walked two and yielded three runs (two earned) on seven hits in five innings.

Callie Wemple allowed five unearned runs on five hits while pitching two-thirds of an inning for the Jimmies. Keller recorded a strikeout, a walk and gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits in one and one-third innings

Waldorf junior Kaylie Brindley (5-6) was hit with the loss. She fanned four, issued one walk and relinquished 15 runs (five earned) on 17 hits in seven innings.

Lovato singled in the game’s first run in the bottom of the first inning.

Combo drilled a leadoff homer in the second. Frost belted a run-scoring single and Macaig smacked an RBI double to lift the Jimmies to a 3-1 lead.

Vinchattle knocked in a run with a third-inning single to pull the Warriors within a run.

Dunnigan hit her first homer of the day, launching a solo blast in the fourth.

Hupke cracked an RBI single in Waldorf’s half of the fourth to cut Jamestown’s lead to 4-3.

Keller singled in a run, Marissa Duchi connected for an RBI sacrifice fly and Dunnigan smashed a three-run homer in the fifth to boost the Jimmies to a six-run advantage.

Four hits and two errors keyed Jamestown in a four-run sixth. Macaig scored on a fielding error, Gilbert laced an RBI single, Schorzman scored on a fielding error and Dunnigan singled in a run as the Jimmies jumped out to a commanding 13-3 lead.

The Warriors plated five runs in the sixth, stringing together five hits and capitalizing on two errors. Sanchez ripped an RBI double. Vinchattle crushed a three-run shot, which marked a team-best eighth homer of the season for the junior shortstop from Boone. Jurgens contributed an RBI single, trimming Jamestown’s lead to 13-8.

Schorzman added a two-run single in the seventh.

Navratil crossed home plate following a fielding error in the seventh and Hupke later scored on a dropped fly ball.

The Jimmies committed six errors in the win while Waldorf finished with five errors. Jamestown left six runners on base and the Warriors stranded 12 runners.

Navratil, Sanchez and Jurgens contributed singles as Waldorf was limited to three hits in Game 2.

Thirteen hits paved the way for the Jimmies. Kelly Halverson led Jamestown, going 3-for-4 in the series finale. Frost finished 2-for-5 with an RBI double and Gilbert went a perfect 2-for-2 while driving in a run. Keller ended the game with two hits, including a double. Schorzman delivered a two-run double while Macaig added a two-run single.

Brittany Rheault (7-3) tossed a three-hitter to earn the win as she fanned three in four innings of work. Dunnigan closed out the final inning for the Jimmies.

Briley Sullivan (4-4) was tagged with the loss. She finished with a strikeout, four walks and surrendered 16 runs (eight earned) on 13 hits in five innings.

Schorzman doubled in a pair of runs in the first two give Jamestown a quick 2-0 lead.

Dunnigan knocked in a run while reaching on a fielding error in the third.

The Jimmies built an 8-0 lead in the fourth, cashing in with five runs on two hits and four errors. Gilbert and Linda Ontiveros scored on a fielding error. Frost came home on a double steal while Dunnigan and Schorzman reached home on a fielding error.

Jamestown erupted for eight more runs in the fifth, bringing the game to an early end on account of the eight-run mercy rule. Seven hits and an error propelled the Jimmies in the big inning. Ontiveros scored on a throwing error, Macaig stroked a two-run single, Meghan Ramage contributed an RBI single, Miriah Yoder and Gilbert pushed in runs with bases-loaded walks and Frost capped the offensive outburst with a two-run double.

Six errors sidetracked the Warriors in the loss.

Waldorf continues conference play this weekend, hosting Dakota State University (10-17, 3-7) in a four-game series. The Warriors face the Trojans on Saturday in a 3 p.m. doubleheader and the two teams conclude the weekend on Sunday with a 12 p.m. twin bill.

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