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Forum staff reports, Published March 03 2013

Lopez-Portillo's home run sparks NDSU past Indiana State

ATHENS, Ga. – Maritza Lopez-Portillo hit a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift North Dakota State to a 4-2 victory over Indiana State at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational college softball tournament on Sunday.

Starting pitcher Krista Menke tossed a complete-game two-hitter for the Bison (7-10), striking out three batters over seven innings.

ISU 110 000 0–2 2 1

NDSU 100 030 x–4 5 0

Scott, Fougerousse (1), Humphre (6) and Henriksen. Menke and Reina. W–Menke (2-5). L–Fougerousse (4-4). HR–NDSU, Lopez-Portillo.