College Softball

Jackrabbit duo of Tori Kniesche and Brooke Dumont receive league weekly awards

Tori Kniesche and Brooke Dumont were honored after a sweep of Kansas City.


South Dakota State softball pitcher-catcher combination of Tori Kniesche and Brooke Dumont was recognized on Monday by the Summit League office. The two were honored as the conference’s TicketSmarter Peak Pitcher and Peak Performer of the Week, respectively.

Kniesche earned her third straight Peak Pitcher of the Week honor, along with her fourth this season, for her performance against Kansas City. The Wayne, Neb., native had two complete-game performances in two victories over the Roos this weekend in Brookings.

In the first game of the series, Kniesche gave up three hits and a walk while giving up one run. She struck out 10 batters. Game three saw her pitch five innings and allow one unearned run while giving up four hits. Kniesche struck out eight as the Jacks completed the sweep of the Roos.

The Summit League weekly honor is the 17th of Kniesche career in Yellow and Blue.

Dumont earned her first career Summit League weekly accolades.

The Papillion, Neb., native had a strong weekend at the plate in the three-game series against Kansas City. Dumont went a combined 6-for-9 in the series. She hit a home run, two doubles, scored a run and produced seven RBIs. The series included her first career three-hit performance of her career. She was strong behind the plate as she caught all three games of the series.

The South Dakota State softball team travels to Fargo, N.D., next for its upcoming series. The Jackrabbits will face North Dakota State in a three-game series beginning at noon Saturday.