Softball ends regular season with a pair of wins


Photo by Tess Reicke

Abbie Hix batting in WSC’s Saturday game against Minnesota State Mankato.

Sarah Macias, Staff Writer

Wayne bounced around in the conference rankings this spring, but ultimately finished fifth when the NSIC regular season came to an end Sunday.

After sweeping the Golden Bears of Concordia St. Paul 8-0 and 14-2, the ‘Cats ended with a 27-24 record overall and 21-9 record in the NSIC.

On Saturday, WSC went into extra innings against Minnesota State Mankato before losing 5-4 in game one. It was tied up until the 11th inning, when Mankato scored a player from third.

In the second game, the Mavericks shut out the Wildcats 9-0.

Over the past six games, the softball team has gone into extra innings twice and had games cut short due to run rules three times.

On Sunday, senior Lexie Loos went out with a bang on senior day, becoming the all-time runs leader at WSC. She scored the first run of game one in the bottom of the first inning against Concordia St. Paul.

The senior from Millard North broke her own school record for runs scored in a season (54) and is now tied with Amy Sandstrom (2007-10) for the career record in runs scored with 154.

“It felt really good,” Loos said. “It’s nice to see hard work pay off.”

Wayne State will play Augustana in the 2016 NSIC Softball Tournament that starts Thursday in Sioux Falls, S.D.