CHADRON, Neb. — April 12, 2022 — A Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball series, which was scheduled for Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 between Chadron State College and Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, has been moved to Chadron due to temperatures freezing temperatures and strong winds expected. for Spearfish.
According to RMAC regulations, the “feels like” temperature must be 25 degrees or higher to start a softball game. Therefore, CSC will host games at the CSC softball field on Thursday and Friday, instead of BHSU.
Black Hills State will remain the “home” team for game management purposes.
The Yellow Jackets are 10-20 (8-20 RMAC) and sit ninth in the league standings, while CSC are 6-32 (5-21) and 11th.
Black Hills have several solid hitters in the roster, ranking them fifth in the conference with a .306 team average.
Seniors Lizzy Johnson, an outfielder, and Crystal Amaral, a utility pitcher, along with freshmen Fallyn Marshall, a shortstop, and outfielder Tyler Whitlock, all have batting averages above .350. Amaral leads the team with 27 RBIs and eight homers, while Johnson has a team-high 22 runs scored.
In the bullpen, the Yellow Jackets have the ninth-best ERA in the league, one spot behind CSC. Amaral leads the three regular pitchers in most statistical categories, with a 4.89 ERA, .301 opponent’s batting average and 70 strikeouts this season. BHSU’s No. 2 is sophomore Shayla Tuschen. Both starters are credited with five wins each.
The Yellow Jackets are coached by freshman skipper Aubrey Voboril, a Peru State College graduate.
BHSU is coming off an 0-4 series against RMAC co-leader Colorado Mesa at Grand Junction in which the Yellow Jackets scored just two runs on 10 hits.
This week’s double shows are scheduled for noon Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday, with Saturday a potential catch-up day.