It was a busy day of softball for the Williston Coyotes in Minot on Thursday, May 16. Unfortunately, Williston could not register a win in any of the three games they played against the Majettes.
To start off the afternoon, both clubs resumed play in a game which originally began back on April 30, but was suspended due to darkness. The contest picked in the top of the fifth inning with the Coyotes leading 11-10. As things turned out, Minot outscored Williston 7-5 from that point forward to eventually record a 17-16 victory over the Coyotes.
The game was an offensive bonanza as both teams combined for 47 hits. Williston’s Bridget Carvey went 5-for-5 with five runs scored, and Camberley Lerbakken went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and a home run in the loss. Makia Remus and Kaitlynn White also contributed with four hits apiece for the Coyotes.
At the conclusion of the suspended game, Williston and Minot then played their regularly scheduled doubleheader.
In the first matchup, the Coyotes fell to the defending state champions, 10-0 in five innings.
Despite the shutout loss, Williston recorded 10 hits in the game. Remus accounted for three of those hits in as many at-bats, and also added a stolen base. Sierra Main also produced a multi-hit game for Williston, going 2-for-2 at the plate. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Alexis Renner suffered the defeat for Williston.
Minot also took the second game of the doubleheader, overcoming Williston 15-5. The Coyotes scored all five of their runs in the top of the first inning, then Minot answered back with a run in the bottom of the first, and seven more in the second to take the lead for good.
Abagail Fagerland was the leading hitter for the Coyotes, going 2-for-3 at the dish, and picking up a run batted in and a run scored. Starting pitcher Caeleigh Goodman took the loss for Williston.
Now 8-16 on the year, and owning a conference record of 4-11, the Coyotes will close out the regular season on the road against Mandan on Friday, May 17.