The Wayne State softball team was swept at home for the second time in as many outings, as Minnesota State beat the Wildcats 5-4 in 10 innings and 9-0 in action Saturday at the Chapman Complex.
The first game was a wild one, as Wayne State scored two in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 4-4. Morgan Hoeg doubled and scored on a Katelyn Wobken single, and Lexie Loos followed with the tying run on a Maverick throwing error.
Wayne State had a chance to win in the 10th inning, but left the bases loaded after Minnesota State scored the winning run on a solo homer in the top of the inning.
Loos went 3-for-6 and scored twice in the losing effort, breaking her own school record for runs in a season after she scored her 54th. She is tied with Amy Sandstrom for the career record, matching the 154 runs Sandstrom scored from 2007-2010. Chandler had two hits, including a homer, and Hoeg doubled. Cassy Miller took the loss.
In the nightcap, Minnesota State pitcher LIbby Bemis threw a no-hitter against the Wildcats. Only one runner reached base for Wayne State, as Sam O’Brien drew a two-out walk in the second inning. Shelby Wobken took the loss.
Wayne State (25-24, 19-9 NSIC) closes out the regular season at home Sunday against Concordia-St. Paul. The doubleheader has been moved up an hour to 11 a.m., due to the forecast for storms in the area later Sunday afternoon.
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