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Softball looks to extend hot streak at Creighton

Softball looks to extend hot streak at Creighton

Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

March 13, 2019


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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 Creighton Bluejays and the University of Missouri–Kansas City Kangaroos. The Jackrabbits will face both ...

Softball hopes to capitalize on last year’s success

Softball hopes to capitalize on last year’s success

Andrew Holtan, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019


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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 Division I era. The Jacks fell one game short of making the NCAA Tournament last season when the...

Fresh off historic season, softball starts fall schedule

Fresh off historic season, softball starts fall schedule

Andrew Holtan

September 12, 2018


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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 double header. The Jacks went 37-18 last year, notching their best record since 2005. Their win...

Summit League regular season title up for grabs

Summit League regular season title up for grabs

Andrew Holtan

April 25, 2018


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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 26-9 in the three games. “We were hot from top to bottom. I think we almost hit .400 as...

Athlete of the Week: Brittney Morse

Athlete of the Week:  Brittney Morse

Andrew Holtan

April 18, 2018


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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 11-3 victory in the second game. Senior catcher Brittney Morse had three hits in six plate appearanc...

Softball heads to Fort Wayne to face last place Mastodons

Softball heads to Fort Wayne to face last place Mastodons

Andrew Holtan

April 18, 2018


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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 13, but was cut short after rain, hail and snow. NDSU won the first game of the April 12 doubleheader 9...

Home opener pushed back again, Jacks prepare for Bison

Home opener pushed back again, Jacks prepare for Bison

Andrew Holtan

April 11, 2018


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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 in Brookings, but were moved due to weather. The teams played a double header April 5 in Omaha, Nebra...

Softball sets sights on postseason after strong start under Wood

Softball sets sights on postseason after strong start under Wood

April 11, 2018


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South Dakota State’s softball team is having one of its best seasons in program history. The Jacks are 23-11 overall, which ties the record for most wins in a season under head coach Krista Wood. SDSU has not had a winning season since 2005 when they were 30-29. When Wood took over the program in 2...

Athlete of the Week: Madison Hope

Athlete of the Week: Madison Hope

Andrew Holtan

April 4, 2018


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Year: Senior Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Major: Ecology and Environmental Sciences The South Dakota State softball team went 2-1 against the Omaha Mavericks over the weekend. Madison Hope pitched in all three games. She had a career-high nine strikeouts in the first game and had seven st...

Softball home opener postponed, will play in Sioux Falls

Softball home opener postponed, will play in Sioux Falls

Andrew Holtan

April 4, 2018


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After winning two games in its first Summit League series March 30, the South Dakota State softball team was set to play its home opener against North Dakota April 3. However, it was postponed due to weather. The game will be played on May 1 instead. The Jacks were also supposed to play the South...

Five things to know about Jacks softball

Five things to know about Jacks softball

Andrew Holtan

March 21, 2018


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With the winter sports season wrapping up this past weekend, it is now time to shift attention to spring sports. The South Dakota State softball team is a couple weeks away from beginning conference play. Here are five things you should know about the team before it heads into the most important...

Athlete of the Week: Mallory McQuistan

Athlete of the Week: Mallory McQuistan

Andrew Holtan

February 14, 2018


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Year: Junior Hometown: Fremont, Nebraska Major: Sociology The South Dakota State softball team went 2-3 in their first five games of the 2018 season at the University of Northern Iowa Dome Classic this past weekend. The Jacks defeated the Universtiy of Missouri-Kansas City and Green Bay. Mallory ...