The Dakota State Softball team traveled to Kansas to take part in the 3 day Friends Softball tournament. In the first game of the tournament Friday, Melissa Krapf drove in three runs in propelling Dakota State softball to an 8-0 shutout victory over York (Neb.) to kick off the Friends (Kan.) Tournament. The tournament was held at Two Rivers Youth Complex.
Dakota State jumped to a 3-0 lead in the second game of the tournament Friday afternoon. Host-team Friends poured in 17 unanswered runs to earn a 17-3 victory over the Trojans.
In the first game of the day Saturday Dakota State. put together six runs in the first two innings against Graceland (Iowa) . The Trojans held off the Yellowjackets late comeback for a 6-4 victory.
In the second game of the day Briar Cliff (Iowa) started the game with nine runs in the first three innings, rolling to a 14-5 victory over Dakota State.
On Sunday, the final day of the tournament, Concordia (Neb.) racked up nine runs after the first inning and rolled past Dakota State 12-3 in five innings.
In the final game of the Friends softball tournament Sunday afternoon, Dakota State, trailing 3-0, scored six unanswered runs and held off Hastings, Nebraska finishing the tournament with a 6-4 win. The Trojans finished the tournament with a 3-3 record and improved to 4-6 overall.
The Trojans softball team remains in Kansas as they continue their action later this week. They will have a double header with McPherson College tomorrow and Tabor College on Wednesday before taking part in the McPherson tournament this weekend.