Fremont, Neb. – Dakota Wesleyan softball let two tough games slip away against the Warriors on Friday night. Despite the line score, Alyssa Burke broke the career stolen base record in Game 2, winning her 49th career base in two years as a Tiger. Burke breaks the record set by Dani Klassen in 2014-15.

The quick details

First game

DWU 11 – VRMU 14

second game

UTD 3 – VRMU 11

How did it happen

First game

  • The Tigers started Game 1 with Alyssa Burke in the middle before tying the career stolen base record with her 48th career base taken.
  • Adriana Thomason stepped in at the plate and doubled to right center field, allowing Burke to score and take a 1-0 lead.
  • McKinnely Mull reached first on Midland’s right fielder error as Thomason scored, making it 2-0 early.
  • The Warriors in the second inning started things off with back-to-back singles to load the bases.
  • Midland then hit a base-compensating double, followed by a triple to center field for the 4-2 lead.
  • With two more Warrior runs scored in the third inning, DWU scored a big hit in the fourth.
  • Tianna Boone kicked things off with a solo shot to center field, cutting the deficit to one point.
  • With one out, the Tigers loaded the bases for Thomason to send one over the fence into right center field to lead Midland 7-6.
  • The Warriors responded late in the inning, scoring six runs on six hits while leaving two more runners on base to lead 8-7.
  • Midland nailed its last two runs in the sixth inning with a single to lead 14-7.
  • After Ti. Boone reached first on an error, Jaden Warner hit an RBI single, followed by Peyton Bagley hitting a three RBI home run for the game’s final score.
  • Bagley was 3 for 4 with three RBIs, two runs and a home run.
  • Ti. Boone went 1 for 3 with an RBI, two runs and a home run
  • Thomason was 3 for 5 with five RBIs, two runs, a double, a home run and a stolen base.
  • Tava Boone was credited with the Game 1 loss after pitching five full innings, allowing ten earned runs on 16 hits and striking out eight.

second game

  • Dakota Wesleyan got off to a slow start in game two, not driving her first run until the third run.
  • Ella Peterson dropped a brace into left center field allowing Sophie Wietzema to tie the game at 1-1.
  • Mull followed with a single to shortstop dragging Peterson out and taking a 2-1 lead.
  • The Warriors grabbed two more runs in the third and fourth innings to regain the lead and extend it to 5-2 over the Tigers.
  • Mull started the sixth inning for DWU with a long ball to left field as the Tigers fall in Game 2 11-3.
  • Burke secured his name in DWU softball history with a record 49 stolen bases during his career with the Tigers.
  • Mull went 2 for 2 with two RBIs, a run and a home run in the game; Peterson was 1 for 3 with an RBI, a run and a double.
  • Meghan Daffern; was stricken with the loss in Game 2 after going five full innings and allowing 11 hits, five earned runs and striking out three.


Dakota Wesleyan softball is back in action tomorrow afternoon with the final road game of the 2022 regular season. At 1 p.m., the Tigers will face the Bulldogs in the first of two games for Nebraska.