Majettes softball splits with Bismarck

Garrick Hodge/MDN Minot High's Rylee Terrel (11) swings at a pitch during a girls high school softball game Thursday at the South Hill softball complex in Minot.

The Minot High girls softball team cruised to an early victory Thursday afternoon, but couldn’t complete a late rally to complete a doubleheader sweep of Bismarck at the South Hill Complex.

MHS won Game 1 14-1, then dropped the second game 10-9.

Minot came out of the gates scoring at will, piling up 14 runs in the first three innings in Game 1. Jenna Andrysiak was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, while Riley Irmen was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Majettes.

Marisa Andrysiak earned the win in the circle, pitching four innings and only allowing two hits while striking out two batters.

In Game 2, Minot struck first with a run in the bottom of the second, but an eight-run third inning for Bismarck put the Majettes in an 8-1 hole early. MHS rallied for three runs in the third and five runs in the fourth to take a 9-8 lead, but Bismarck scored two key runs in the top of the sixth to secure the victory. For the Majettes, Irmen was 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored, while Jenna Andrysiak was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBIs. Rylee Terrel took the loss on the mound, while Jamie Barta picked up the win for Bismarck High.

MHS is back in action in a doubleheader against Jamestown at 4:30 p.m. today at the South Hill Complex.