KK Leedy went the distance in the circle, fanning seven as North Dakota State earned a 4-0 win over Northern Colorado in the first game for both teams at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.
Leedy got help at the plate from Montana DeCamp, who connected on a solo homer in the fourth for what would prove to be the game-winning run for NDSU (4-1). In the seventh, Cara Beatty belted a two-run homer to extend the lead. Zoe Stavrou would finish the scoring with an RBI double later with two out in the inning.
Northern Colorado (1-5) had a hit in the first and back-to-back hits in the fifth from Emma Brockmann and Dani Young, but the Bears were ultimately kept off the board.