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VCSU Softball season ended with a 6-3 loss to Bellevue

DICKINSON, ND – The Valley City State softball team finished their NSAA tournament with top-seeded Bellevue on Sunday. Bellevue defeated the Vikings 6-3 to earn its way back to the NSAA Softball Tournament Championship.

Valley City State finishes the season with a 28-22 overall record and a 17-6 mark in conference play.

Bellevue (32-19) will take on Dickinson State in the tournament championship Monday morning at 10 a.m. MT. The Bruins need to beat Dickinson twice.

Katie Cunningham’s 2-run single in the first inning gave Bellevue an early 2-0 lead. The Vikings would tie the game in the top of the second inning, scoring an RBI single Alyssa De Poorter and an RBI triple by Makenzee Stone.

Bellevue’s next three points were all unearned as the Bruins took advantage of five VCSU errors in the game.

The Vikings defeated the Bruins 10-4 in the game. Alyssa De Poorter, Makenzee Stone And Sierra Crocker all had two hits for the Vikings, and Stone drove in two runs.

Maddy Zander took the loss in the circle for VCSU. She gave up four hits and six runs – three of which were earned – a walk and struck out six.

Katie Cunningham picked up the win in relief for Bellevue. After coming on in the second inning, Cunningham shut out the Vikings for 3.2 innings, allowing just two hits and no runs. Cory Carrillo threw the final two innings for the save.

Cunningham, Liana McMurtry, Alexa Sidel and Breanne McMurtry all had one hit for Bellevue. Cunningham drove in two runs, and Breanne McMurtry and Sidel each had an RBI.

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