Chippewas Fall To South Dakota State

Allison Curtis singled for the Chippewas in their 8-0 loss to South Dakota State on Wednesday.
Allison Curtis singled for the Chippewas in their 8-0 loss to South Dakota State on Wednesday.
March 7, 2018

Box Score

Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Central Michigan softball team dropped its game against South Dakota State on Wednesday to close the Citrus 2 Tournament.

The Chippewas slipped to 7-8 as they fell 8-0 in five innings. CMU is scheduled to play in the South Florida Under Armour Showcase on Friday against Saint Joseph’s (4:15 p.m.) and Chattanooga (6:30 p.m.).

IN THE CIRCLE
Losing pitcher Samantha Howell (2-1) started in the circle for Central Michigan, allowing three runs on two hits over 2/3 of an inning. Hanna Warren took over for 3 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs. Taylor Weaver pitched the final inning, allowing two runs on two hits.

Winning pitcher Madison Hope (6-1) allowed three hits and struck out one.

AT THE PLATE
Allison Curtis, Tala Dean and Erika Underwood each singled for the Chippewas.

HOW IT HAPPENED
The Jackrabbits tallied a quick three runs in the first inning and added three more in the fourth. Paige Gerdes hit a two-run double to add two more insurance runs in the fifth and cap the win for South Dakota State.

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