GREELEY, CO - Loyola Marymount defeated South Dakota State in five innings Thursday afternoon with a final score of 8-0.
Winning pitcher Hannah Bandimere dominated on the mound allowing just four hits in the game. LMU's offense scored five runs in the second inning; Maddison Flores was the star as she smacked a grand slam to give the Lions a 5-0 lead. The team tacked on two more runs in the fourth and another in the fifth to make it 8-0.
Julia Andersen had two hits for the Jackrabbits, one of those coming in the bottom of the fifth inning trying to keep her team alive.
The Lions will move on to the Northern Colorado Regional final game on Friday at 10 a.m. MT and the Jackrabbits will play Colorado State in an elimination game tonight at 6 p.m. MT.