FARGO, N.D. -- Fourth-seeded South Dakota State saw its 2019 Summit League Championships run come to an end Friday, falling 5-0 to North Dakota State at Tharaldson Park.
The Jackrabbits (37-16) had six hits in the game and put runners in scoring position in the second, third and fifth innings, but were unable to break through as the Bison rode a middle-inning rally to the win.
A solo home run put NDSU up one in the fourth, and an inning later the Bison pushed four more runs across to go ahead, 5-0.
Kendra Conard (17-5) threw all seven innings, scattering eight hits with five runs (four earned) allowed. Conard struck out one in her fourth appearance of the weekend.
Caelyn Christiancy logged a double for SDSU, as five other Jackrabbits recorded hits: Peyton Daugherty, Julia Andersen, Mallory McQuistan, Yanney Ponce and Baily Janssen.
South Dakota State has applied for the 2019 National Invitational Softball Championship, which announces its field Sunday evening after the NCAA selection show. Stay tuned to GoJacks.com and follow the Jacks on Twitter (@GoJacksSB) for updates.