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Pitchers Menke, Johnson lead Bison to softball sweep

ST. PAUL – North Dakota State pitchers Krista Menke and Whitney Johnson both tossed shutout victories as the Bison swept a Summit League softball doubleheader from Oakland on Sunday.

Menke struck out four batters and Cheyenne Garcia accounted for the Bison’s lone run with a solo home run during a 1-0 Game 1 win.

Johnson struck out seven batters and allowed only two hits as NDSU (28-13, 15-0 Summit) took the nightcap 2-0.

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NDSU 000 000 1–1 6 0

Pond and Polidori. Menke and Ortega. W–Menke (7-7). L–Pond (0-10). HR–NDSU, Garcia (4)

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NDSU 000 200 x–2 4 3

Kownacki and Polidori. Johnson and Ortega. W–Johnson (20-6). L–Kownacki (4-9)

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