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South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

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Tori Kiesche pitches the ball to an Oklahoma Sonner batter in their matchup from the 2023 softball season.

Jackrabbits softball opens season 3-2 after California tournament; Texas trip is up next

Marshall Minihan, Sports Editor February 13, 2024

The South Dakota State softball team opened up their season in California over the weekend going 3-2 in the Fresno State Kickoff Classic. The Jackrabbits traded wins with both Fresno State and Santa...

Centerfield Jocelyn Carrillo diving for a ball in the outfield. In 2023, Jocelyn had 164 at bats where she amounted to 52 hits, 37 runs, 7 homeruns, 36 RBIs and batting a .317 average.

JACKRABBIT SISTER ACT

Hannah Dutton, Reporter February 13, 2024

South Dakota State’s softball team includes three sisters from California- two of whom are established stars and a younger sibling who hopes to someday match her sisters’ accomplishments on the field. Jocelyn,...

Summit League, CBS Sports, Midco Ink Multi-Year Media Rights Deal

Summit League, CBS Sports, Midco Ink Multi-Year Media Rights Deal

Brayden Byers, Managing Editor August 10, 2023

The Summit League, CBS Sports and Midco have announced a new three-year media rights agreement aimed at expanding national distribution of Summit League athletics. The new deal will act as a direct-to-consumer...

Jacks Prep for NISC Tournament

Jacks Prep for NISC Tournament

Brayden Byers, Managing Editor May 17, 2023

“Not over yet … one more weekend!” That’s what Jackrabbit softball coach Kristina McSweeney wrote on Twitter Sunday after South Dakota State earned a bid into the Postseason National Invitational...

Jacks Bow out, Omaha Advances

Jacks Bow out, Omaha Advances

Brayden Byers, Managing Editor May 14, 2023

South Dakota State will not repeat as Summit League Softball Champions. SDSU lost the Summit League softball championship game to Omaha 1-0 Sunday after a host of obstacles and detours throughout the...

South Dakota State pitcher Tori Kniesche throws a pitch in a softball game against South Dakota in Brookings on Friday, May 12, 2023

Jacks Will Play for Summit Championship

Brayden Byers, Managing Editor May 12, 2023

The top-seeded South Dakota State softball team will play in the Summit League championship game against the Omaha Mavericks. SDSU (37-16, 17-0) earned the right to take on the Mavericks (31-15, 15-5)...

Jacks Survive and Advance in Summit Tourney

Jacks Survive and Advance in Summit Tourney

Brayden Byers, Managing Editor May 11, 2023

Top-seeded South Dakota State advanced to the semifinals of the Summit League Softball Championships after splitting two games Thursday. SDSU met up with the University of South Dakota Thursday in a...

The South Dakota State softball team gathers around to celebrate at a game on Friday, May 5 in Brookings.

Summit League Softball Tournament: Everything You Need to Know

Brayden Byers, Managing Editor May 8, 2023

The road to the NCAA Division I Softball Championships, once again, goes through Brookings. Because the South Dakota State softball team was the regular season champions last year, the 2023 Summit League...

Softball team closes regular season against USD

Softball team closes regular season against USD

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter May 5, 2023

The South Dakota State softball team has clinched their third consecutive Summit League regular season title. This doesn’t mean their job is finished.“Yes, we're the number one seed. Yes, we won...

Softball’s two wins bring in two Summit Peak Performers

Softball’s two wins bring in two Summit Peak Performers

Evan Patzwald, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) April 25, 2023

After two wins at a neutral site in Fargo against UND, the South Dakota State softball team had two players named Summit League Peak Performers of the week for their performances. Infielder Rozelyn...

Softball extends Summit mark to 9-0

Softball extends Summit mark to 9-0

Skyler Jackson, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) April 18, 2023

After multiple schedule and location changes over the past few weeks, the South Dakota State softball team finally played its first series in Brookings last weekend. The Jackrabbits faced their rivals...

Pitcher Tori Kniesche pitching in a game earlier this season. Kniesche had a big weekend against St. Thomas last weekend, only allowing two hits and 19 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched in the Jacks series sweep over the Tommies. 
Photo by Kylie Macziewski from GoJacks.com

Softball team set for big Summit matchup with Omaha

Evan Patzwald, Co-Sports Editor April 4, 2023

After a sweep over St. Thomas last weekend, the SDSU softball team was meant to have its home opener this weekend but instead will be playing their games in Sioux Falls at Bowden Field due to weather.  The...

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