JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The Dakota State University baseball team traveled for their last DAC four-game series on the road. The Trojans took on Jamestown College Saturday at the Jack Brown Stadium. The Jimmies swept the Trojans 13-11 and 13-3.
Dakota State dropped their overall record to 18-16 and 8-6 in the DAC. Jamestown raised their record to 30-7 and 10-4 in the conference.
Trojan Chad Hunt was hit-by-pitch to open the game. He advanced to second base by Jimmie Alex Kreis' pick-off throwing error. Chance Hargrove hit an RBI single to shortstop to score the first run of the game.
Jamestown's Griffin Sweazey hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-1 lead.
Dakota State's Garrett Gassman and Zane Roduner hit back-to-back singles to open the top of the second inning. Ryan Steffensen added a single to set up a bases-loaded situation. Brian White recorded an RBI walk to score Gassman to trim the Jimmies' lead to 3-2.
The Trojans were unable to tie or overtake the lead in the top of the third inning. Jose Figueroa hit a double to deep center and Gassman added a hard line drive to the pitcher's mound.
With bases loaded and two-out situation for Dakota State in the top of the fourth inning, Figueroa was hit-by-pitch to score Steffensen to tie the game at 3-3. Gassman added a two-RBI single to score White and Hargrove to give Dakota State a 5-3 lead.
Nick Meehan hit a two-run home run for Jamestown to tie the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Jamestown opened the bottom of the sixth inning with back-to-back singles from Jeremy Newman and Max Boe. Kyle Montgomery hit a 2-RBI double to score Newman and Boe to break up the 5-5 tie for a 7-5 Jimmies' lead. The Jimmies extended their lead to 8-5 by Meehan's RBI sacrifice fly to score Montgomery. Keith Woelber hit an RBI single to score Church. Sweazey hit his second home run of the game to recap a six-run sixth inning for an 11-5 lead.
The Trojans answered back with six runs scored in the top of the seventh inning. DSU's Roduner and pinch hitter Max Garza hit back-to-back singles. Steffensen was hit-by-pitch to set up a bases loaded and no-out situation. Hunt hit an RBI single to score Roduner to cut JC's lead to 11-6. Josh Tiede added an RBI base-on-balls to score Garza. Steffensen scored by JC Tyler Wilson to trim Jamestown's lead to 11-8. Hargrove reached on base by Jamestown defensive error and scored Hunt. Figueora added an RBI sacrifice fly to score Tiede and Roduner hit an RBI single to score Hargrove to tie the game at 11.
Newman opened the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run to give the Jimmies' 12-11 lead.
Church added a solo home run to extend JC's lead to 13-11 in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Dakota State failed to score in the final innings after drawing two walks from Tiede and Gassman.
The Trojans left 14 runners on bases. Jamestown has four runners left on base.
A combined 31 hits were recorded in the game - 16 by Jamestown and 15 by the Trojans.
Nine Trojans recorded at least a hit in the game. Gassman went 4-for-5 with two RBIs, a run scored and a walk for Dakota State. Steffensen was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk and swiped one base. Roduner added three singles. Tiede recorded two stolen bases. Hargrove and Figueora added two RBIs.
Five home runs were recorded in the game for Jamestown. Sweazey recorded two home runs and five RBIs. Church went 4-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored, and swiped a base. Newman and Meehan each added a home run.
Josh Caven started for the Trojans. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed seven runs on nine hits. He struck out five batters. Samuel Lopez (1-1) suffered the loss. He tossed two innings and gave up five runs (three unearned) on five hits. Brandon Womack pitched the final 2/3 innings and allowed two hits.
Kreis tossed six innings for Jamestown. He gave up seven runs (one unearned) on 12 hits. He struck out 12 batters. Paul Roers came in for 1/3 innings and allowed three runs (one unearned) on one hit. Tyler Wilson pitched 1/3 innings and gave up one unearned run on two hits. Marcus Hudson (2-0) recorded the win and tossed 1 1/3 shutout innings. Chad Boldt recorded his sixth save of the season as he pitched the final inning. He struck out two batters.
Chaz Palmer drew a walk for the Trojans in the top first inning and advanced to third base by Tiede's single. Hargrove hit an RBI single to score Palmer for the first run of the game. Ryan Bouricer added an RBI single to score Tiede to give the Trojans' 2-0 lead.
Jesse Ramirez hit an RBI single to score Donny MacQuarrie, courtesy runner for Sweazey to cut the Trojans' lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the first inning. Newman hit a two-run home run to give JC a 3-2 lead. Montgomery added an RBI single to score Boe for a 4-2 Jimmies lead.
Church hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning to extend Jamestown's lead to 5-2.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Church hit his second home run of the game to give the Jimmies' 7-2 lead.
Ramirez hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Jamestown an 8-2 lead.
Trojan Hargrove recorded a solo home run, his seventh this season, in the top of the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 8-3.
Jamestown ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning due to ten-run mercy rule highlighted by Newman's 3-run home run.
JC recorded three double plays in the game.
Hargrove went 2-for-3 with a home run, a run scored and two RBIs for Dakota State. Tiede went 2-for-2 with two singles and a run scored. Bouricer added a single and an RBI.
Church and Newman each went 3-for-4 with two home runs in the game for Jamestown. Newman had five RBIs. Ramirez added a home run and recorded four RBIs.
Jerod Burleson (3-3) suffered the loss for DSU. He tossed 5 2/3 innings and allowed 13 runs on 13 hits.
Ryan Iliff (5-3) recorded the win for Jamestown. He pitched six innings and gave up three runs on six hits.
The Trojans will attempt to get back on the winning column Sunday as the Trojans conclude their nine-game stretch on the road. DSU will take on Jamestown in a doubleheader at 1 p.m.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director