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Baseball - Fri, Mar. 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Dakota State (S.D.) had a 4-3 lead before Dordt (Iowa) tied it up at 4-4 in the bottom eighth inning Friday morning at Kino Sports Complex as part of Tucson (Ariz.) Invitational.  After both teams did not score in the ninth inning, the Trojans exploded for five runs in the top tenth inning and held on to a 9-5 victory over the Defenders.

Dakota State improved their overall record to 3-10.  Dordt, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, dipped to 3-7 overall record.

Both teams were unable to score in the first two innings of a nine-inning game before the Trojans put together a four-run outburst in the top third inning for the first lead.  Nathan Wieneke led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second by DC's wild pitch.  Tyler Ratkie was hit-by-pitch.  Jake Harris hit an RBI single to score Wieneke to give Trojans a 1-0 lead (Ratkie advanced to third and Harris to second after the throw).

Ian Barker added an RBI single to make it 2-0 DSU (scored Ratkie) in the third inning.  Jordan Entrikin followed with another RBI single to score Harris, extending Trojans' lead to 3-0.  After Nick Serrata was hit-by-pitch with two outs to set up a bases loaded situation for Dakota State, Jamie Jorgensen recorded an RBI hit-by-pitch, bringing Barker home for DSU 4-0 lead.

The Defenders scored three times in the bottom third frame to cut Dakota State's lead by one run.  Alex Schoonhoven and Jacob Monsma hit back-to-back singles with one out.  Jake Thayer walked as the bases became full for Dordt.  Cameron Gingerich recorded a 2-RBI single to score Schoohoven and Monsma for DC's first runs of the game.  Nate Foreseth added an RBI sacrifice fly to score Thayer to cut DSU's lead to 4-3.

Both teams were scoreless for the next 4-and-half innings until the Defenders came back to tie the game in the bottom eighth inning.

Thayer led off the bottom eighth with a triple for DC.  Forseth hit an RBI sacrifice fly to score Thayer, tying the game at 4-4.

The Trojans went three-and-out in the top ninth.  The Defenders left a runner on third base as the game was extended into extra innings.

DSU put together a five-run offensive outburst in the top tenth inning.  Entrikin and Connor Nagel started the extra inning slate with back-to-back singles.  Serrata reached on base caused by DC's defensive error, setting a bases loaded situation for the Trojans with no outs.

Jorgensen hit a 2-RBI single to score Entrikin and Nagel as DSU regained their lead at 6-4 in the top tenth.  Ricardo Chagollan was hit-by-pitch for another bases loaded play for the Trojans.

Dakota State made it 7-4 after Ratkie recorded an RBI fielder's choice to score Serrata.  The Trojans added two runs caused by Defenders' defensive miscue with two outs, expanding their lead to 9-4.

Bryan Wallman had an RBI single in the bottom tenth inning to cut DSU's lead to 9-5, but Dakota State secured the victory as DC left one runner on base.

Jorgensen was 2-of-4 at the plate with three RBIs for Dakota State.  Harris added two singles and three RBIs.  Baker had a double, single and an RBI.  Entrikin recorded two hits and an RBI.  Nagel and Serrata each had a hit. 

Thayer had a triple and a double for Dordt.  Wallman earned three singles.  Gingerich had two hits and two RBIs.  Forseth had two RBIs.  Teddy Steffel, Schoonhoven and Monsma each had a hit.

Both teams had 10 hits in the game.  DSU left ten runners on base compared to DC six runners on base.

Mitch Bouchard started the game for the Trojans.  He worked for three innings and gave up three runs (one unearned) on six hits.  Brady Wauer came in relief for the next five innings and allowed two runs on three hits.  He recorded four strikeouts.  Barker (1-0) picked up the victory as he pitched the last two innings of the game.  He limited the Defenders to one hit.

Cole Samuelson opened the game by pitching for 2 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on six hits.  Schyler Kane worked for the next 6 2/3 innings in relief and gave up one hit.  He struck out seven DSU's batters.  Connor Hopkins (0-1) recorded the loss as he pitched the tenth inning.  He allowed five runs (four unearned) on three hits.

Dakota State have two more games remaining in the Tucson (Ariz.) Invitational.  The Trojans play their former Dakota Athletic Conference foe and current NCAA Division II (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference member) Minot State in a nine-inning game Saturday.  First pitch is set for 2 p.m. (Central Time)/12 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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