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Baseball - Sun, Feb. 15, 2015

February 14, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Dakota State (S.D.) jumped to an opening game lead against a pair of NCAA Division II teams Saturday at Dobson Field in DSU's baseball season opener.  The Trojans were unable to hold on to their lead as they lost to West Texas A&M 18-3 in the first game and host-team Oklahoma Christian 5-3 in the night cap.

Dakota State is 0-2 overall record.  West Texas A&M is 7-2 overall record and Oklahoma Christian improved to 2-5 overall record.

Game 1:  West Texas A&M 18, Dakota State (S.D.) 3 – FINAL

Dakota State jumped to a 1-0 lead in the opening inning.  Nathan Wieneke kicked off the game by reaching on base (second base) by Buffs' defensive error.  Tony Poncia recorded a fly out and advanced Wieneke to third base.  Jake Harris produced an RBI single to score Wieneke for DSU's first run of the game.

West Texas A&M answered back with four runs scored in the bottom first frame for a 4-1 lead, thanks to a 3-run home run by Aaron Blair.

The Buffs extended their lead to 8-1 after another four runs scored in the bottom second.  Jace Reese had a 2-RBI double, followed by Blair's RBI double.

WTAM added two runs in the fourth inning as their lead grew to 10-1.

The Trojans broke their scoring drought with two runs scored in the top fifth.  JD Farley opened the inning with a single.  Wieneke hit a double to advance Farley to third base.  A wild pitch committed by the Buffs scored Farley and advanced Wieneke to third base.  Poncia hit an RBI single to score Wieneke, cutting Buffs' lead to 10-3.

West Texas A&M exploded for seven runs in the bottom fifth frame as their lead grew to 17-3.

The Buffs added a run in the sixth inning to complete the final score.

Poncia had two singles and an RBI for the Trojans.  Wieneke had a double and scored twice.  Harris added a single and an RBI.  Nick Serrata and Farley each had a hit.

Blair had a home run, double, single and recorded five RBIs for WTAM.  Jacob Caples added two hits and five RBIs.  Heath Davis and Scott Cooper each had three hits.

The Buffs outhit the Trojans 18-6 in the game.

Dakota State left eight runners on bases compared to West Texas A&M seven runners left on base.

Zac Smith (0-1) picked up the loss on the pitching mound for DSU.  He worked for two innings and allowed eight runs (two unearned) on seven hits.  Smith struck out three Buffs' batters.  Brady Wauer pitched two innings, giving up five runs (two unearned) on six hits.  Danny Lopiparo pitched for one inning in relief (four runs on two hits).  Ian Barker pitched in the sixth inning, allowing an unearned run on three hits.

Kyle Olason (2-1) recorded the victory for West Texas A&M.  He pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs (one unearned) on five hits.  Jamie Boyd worked for 2/3 shutout inning.  Matt Forsyth pitched the final two innings of the game, limiting the Trojans to one hit.

Game 2:  Oklahoma Christian 5, Dakota State (S.D.) 3 – FINAL

The Trojans used another fast start in the night cap, scoring two runs in the opening inning against host-team Oklahoma Christian.  Wieneke opened the game with a walk and advanced to second after Poncia's single.  Harris smashed an RBI double to score Wieneke for DSU's 1-0 lead (Poncia advanced to third base).  A wild pitch by the Eagles allowed Poncia to score (and advanced Harris to second base), giving the Trojans a 2-0 lead.

Ben McKenzie hit a solo home run to start the bottom second frame for the Eagles, cutting DSU's lead to 2-1.

Oklahoma Christian scored twice in the third inning to earn their first lead of the game at 4-2.  The Trojans committed two errors in the bottom third.

The Trojans scored once in the top fifth frame to trim their deficit to 4-3.  Jordan Entrikin reached on base-on-balls.  He advanced to second base after a wild pitch by OC.  Dylan Deckert made safely on first base after an error committed by the Eagles, allowing Entrikin to score.

The Eagles recorded back-to-back hits in the bottom sixth inning to score a run, extending their lead to 5-3.  Caden Cleveland hit a double, followed by McKenize's RBI single to score Cleveland for Oklahoma Christian.

DSU was unable to make a comeback after going three-and-out in the final inning.

Harris had a double and an RBI for the Trojans.  Poncia and Barker each had a hit.  Entrikin and Farley each recorded two walks.

McKenzie went 2-for-3 with a home run, single and three RBIs for the Eagles.  Cleveland added a double and an RBI.

Both teams had three hits and committed two defensive errors in the game.

Dakota State had 10 runners left on base.  Oklahoma Christian left two runners on base.

Richard Sternberg (0-1) recorded the loss for DSU.  He pitched five-plus innings and gave up five runs (three unearned) on three hits.  Anthony Martinez shut down the Eagles for one inning.

Hunter Raley (1-1) earned the victory for OC.  He worked for four innings and allowed two runs on three hits.  Raley recorded 10 strikeouts.  Matt Brown and Kyle Lacy each pitched one scoreless innings for a hold.  Dylon Sturges (S, 1) picked up his first save of the season by shutting down the Trojans in the seventh inning.

Dakota State looks to pick up their first victory of the season as they continue their action versus Oklahoma Christian in a nine-inning game on Sunday afternoon.  First pitch from the Dobson Field is set for 2 p.m.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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