The Red Raider softball team went head-to-head against the University of Jamestown in a doubleheader match at home on Saturday, March 20.
Game one ended in an 8-3 loss for the Raiders. Jamestown earned the first five runs of the game in the first inning. This move caused Northwestern to have to play from behind early on in the game. Three Jamestown players led these five runs with Santina Zito earning a bases loaded walk, Sydney Prussia hitting a double for two runs and Gracie Fisher adding a run to the score with a single.
In the second inning, both Jamestown and NW scored two more runs each, with junior infielder, Emily Strasser hitting the first of her two home runs in the bottom of the second. With Strasser’s home run, junior Jordyn Kramer was able to score as well. Strasser would go on to hit another solo home run in the fourth inning, putting the Raiders within four points of the Jimmies. Jamestown’s unearned run in the seventh inning completed the score for game one. After a hard-fought battle, the Raiders were ready to fight back in their second game.
Game two ended in a 7-3 win for the Raiders. In the first two innings, NW pushed the first four runs of the game. Junior infielder, Jennifer Boeve, led the scoring in the first inning when she scored after stealing a base. Boeve continued to hit a runner batted in (RBI) groundout in the following inning.
Two errors by Jamestown errors led the Raiders to three more runs. The third and fourth innings ended in no runs being scored by either team. Both NW and Jamestown earned one run each in the fifth inning. Boeve led the Raiders with her double base hit. Jamestown made another error that gave Boeve a chance to score which she did not pass up.
The sixth inning was tough for Jamestown as they were unable to score a run. The Raiders scored their final run during the sixth inning. Jamestown ended the night with two RBI singles during the seventh inning. Raiders ended the game with a 7-3 win over the Jimmies.