IPFW Softball Loses, Plays For Summit League Tourney Title Sunday (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

May 10, 2014 Updated May 10, 2014 at 11:51 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (21 Alive) IPFW fell 3-1 to North Dakota State in softball Saturday in a game that would have clinched the Summit League Tournament title for the Mastodons has they won

It sets up a winner-take-all tournament finale on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET against the same Bison squad.

Larissa Franklin was 3-for-4 at the plate, but committed a crucial error in North Dakota State's two run sixth inning that broke a scoreless tie and gave them the lead for good.

The Mastodons had ten hits, a walk and two hit batters; however, the team left a dozen on base in the two-run loss.

Miranda Kramer gave up one earned run over her seven innings, scattering six hits while striking out eight.

The loss drops IPFW to 40-14 on the year, while Kramer falls to 20-9 in the pitcher's circle.

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