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Published May 05 2012

Big fifth inning propels Southern Utah past Bison

FARGO – Southern Utah used an eight-run fifth inning to upend North Dakota State 11-6 in a Summit League softball contest Saturday.

The Thunderbirds (29-23, 15-9 Summit) sent 13 batters to the plate in the fifth and took a 4-3 lead on a two-run home run from Kelsey Bryant.

Amanda Grable and Taylor Mortensen each hit home runs for the Bison (34-19, 18-6 Summit).

SUU 010 180 1–11 9 1

NSDU 012 003 0–6 7 1

Black, Axe (7) and Olinger. Johnson, Parks (5) and Ortega. W–Black (19-14). L–Johnson (12-9). HR–SUU, Bryant (7), Resley (7), Olinger (1). NDSU, Mortensen (8).