Softball goes 1-and-1 in weather shortened Invite

Travis Kriens

Travis Kriens

The SDSU softball team figured that a trip down south would get them out of the cold and snow of South Dakota, but instead, they had two of their four games over the weekend at the Razorback Invitational cancelled because of snow and cold temperatures.

The first of two games on Friday morning saw the Jacks get behind early and drop the opening contest 7-3 to Wichita State. The Shockers’ (6-8) four-run first inning and another run in the second put the Jacks in an early hole.

The second game of the day saw Pam Nicholson throw a complete game shutout en route to a 1-0 victory over Bradley (Ill.) (6-4), despite giving up nine walks. The lone Jackrabbit run came when Brittany Postma scored on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fifth.

Sister Brooke Postma gunned down a runner at the plate in the top half of the sixth inning to preserve the one-run lead.

Fifteen games into the 2009 season, sophomore Ashley Durazo leads the Jacks with a .409 batting average and 11 RBIs, while Brittany Postma has a team-high 19 hits.

Weather should not be a problem this weekend, as the Jacks (3-12) will travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on defending national champion and No. 8-ranked Arizona State for a three-game set starting at 9 p.m. on March 6.