Xochitl Lopez’s 4-for-4 day helped Dakota State move on in the Softball North Star Athletic Association postseason, as the Trojans beat Mayville State 3-1. Xitali Lopez pitched a complete game, allowing only one run and four hits in the first game. In the second game, the Trojans lost 5-0 to top-seed Valley City. The Vikings plated home three runs in the first and Emily Smith earned her 20th victory of the season yesterday after pitching a complete game, only allowing three hits and striking out six.
DSU plays an elimination game against seventh-seeded Waldorf (Iowa) today at 12:30 p.m. on the South Field. The winner of this game will move on to another loser’s out contest at 5:30 p.m. against the winner of No. 4 seed Mayville State (N.D.)-No. 2 seed Bellevue (Neb.).