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SDSU pitcher Grace Glanzer pitches the ball in a softball exhibition game against St. Cloud state Sept. 25. Glanzer returns to a changed roster with aspirations of making the Womens College World Series.

New coach hopes to keep softball team on a roll

Bosten Morehart, Reporter October 4, 2022

The Jackrabbit softball program has a new coach this year, but one thing the team hopes doesn’t change is its winning ways in recent years. Former head coach Krista Wood took a job with Creighton...

Baylor Scheierman has put his name in the transfer portal weeks after declaring for the NBA Draft. Some of the schools showing interest include Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Gonzaga.

Sports in brief

Evan Patzwald, Assistant Sports Editor (He/Him) April 26, 2022

Baylor Scheierman This past season’s Summit League Player of the Year Baylor Scheierman has entered the transfer portal.  “The most coveted in transfer portal history,” Jeff Goodman of The...

South Dakota State’s Grace Glanzer pitching in a Summit League softball game Saturday against Western Illinois at Jackrabbit Softball Stadium. Glanzer pitched in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader and posted six strikeouts.

Nothing but ‘goose eggs’ for Leathernecks

Skyler Jackson, Sports Editor (He/Him) April 12, 2022

The South Dakota State softball team played its first home games of the season last weekend, posting three-straight shutouts of Western Illinois. The Jackrabbits shut out the Leathernecks 18-0 across...

Sports in brief

Sports in brief

Compiled from March 29, 2022

BASEBALL The South Dakota State baseball team is back in action this week with a game against Creighton Wednesday in Omaha before traveling to St. Paul for a three-game series against St. Thomas Friday-Sunday. The...

Softball team, 9-7, heads to California

Softball team, 9-7, heads to California

Collegian staff report March 8, 2022

South Dakota State’s softball team hits the road starting Saturday for an extended stay in California. The trip west comes as the Jackrabbits battle a so-far up-and-down season. They’re 9-7, with...

Softball looks to extend hot streak at Creighton

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter March 13, 2019

After going 14-1 in its last 15 games, the South Dakota State softball team will hit the road to play at the Creighton Tournament in Kansas City Missouri. It’ll be a three team tournament, with the...

Softball hopes to capitalize on last year’s success

Andrew Holtan , Sports Reporter February 12, 2019

Expectations are at an all-time high for the South Dakota State softball team, who return a majority of their offense. Last year, the Jacks went 37-18 and went to their first postseason tournament in the...

Paige Gerdes (16) during batting practice in the spring at the SJAC.

Fresh off historic season, softball starts fall schedule

Andrew Holtan September 12, 2018

After having a historic 2018 season, the South Dakota State softball team will begin preparing for the 2019 season with its first exhibition games Sept. 15 when they host St. Cloud State in an exhibition...

Junior Ali Herdliska readies to bunt the ball during practice April 9 in the SJAC. The Jacks face Western Illinois April 28 and 29 in Macomb, Illinois. SDSU is 27-12 overall and 8-3 in the conference.

Summit League regular season title up for grabs

Andrew Holtan April 25, 2018

A three-game series sweep of the Fort Wayne Mastodons moved the South Dakota State softball team into second place in the Summit League. The Jacks’ (27-12, 8-3) offense was red hot, outscoring the Mastodons...


Athlete of the Week: Brittney Morse

Andrew Holtan April 18, 2018

Year: Senior Hometown: Houston, Texas Major: Agricultural Science South Dakota State softball lost the first game of a doubleheader April 12 against North Dakota State 9-2, but bounced back with an...

Paige Gerdes (16) during batting practice in the spring at the SJAC.

Softball heads to Fort Wayne to face last place Mastodons

Andrew Holtan April 18, 2018

Weather interfered with the South Dakota State softball team’s schedule once again this past weekend. A series between SDSU and North Dakota State was already moved from Brookings to Sioux Falls April...

Sophomore Jennifer Sutton winds up to deliver a pitch. 

Home opener pushed back again, Jacks prepare for Bison

Andrew Holtan April 11, 2018

After having its home opener postponed April 3, the South Dakota State softball team claimed two victories in a three-game series against the South Dakota Coyotes. The games were supposed to be played...

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