South Dakota freshman pitcher Rachel Cue continued her dominance against South Dakota State and the Coyotes advanced in the winnerâ€™s bracket of the Summit League Tournament following a 7-2 win against South Dakota State.
he Coyotes (29-20), seeded third, take on second-seeded Fort Wayne (38-13) at 10 a.m. Thursday. The teams split a pair of games in Indiana back in late March.
Cue (18-9), named Summit League Freshman of the Year Tuesday, improved to 4-0 against the Jackrabbits this season. She didnâ€™t allow a hit until the fourth inning and finished with six strikeouts. When South Dakota State scored two runs with two outs in the final inning, it marked the Jacksâ€™ first earned runs off Cue in 24 innings.
Morgan Hancock drove in two runs with a double in the first inning to give USD a 2-0 lead. Katie Dinning made it 3-0 with an RBI single in the second. Katie Cochranâ€™s two-run homer off the scoreboard in center field made it 5-0 in the fourth.
The Coyotes added another run in the fifth and sixth innings and out-hit the Jacks 11-6. Dinning, Hancock, Yvon Minogue and Christine Broders each had two hits for South Dakota.