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Baseball - Wed, Mar. 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

YANKTON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) snapped their eight-game losing skid Wednesday afternoon with a 3-1 game one victory over in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) in a non-conference doubleheader at Riverside Park, ending Lancers' five-game winning streak.  Trailing 3-0 in the second game, MMC outscored DSU 15-0 to earn a 15-3 victory for a doubleheader split.

Dakota State is 4-19 overall record after the split.  Mount Marty, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, is 18-9 overall record after the second game win.

Game 1 – Dakota State (S.D.) 3, Mount Marty (S.D.) 1 – FINAL

The Trojans grabbed the first lead of the game in the top half of the second inning.  Jake Harris led off with a double.  He advanced to third base after Jamie Jorgensen recorded a ground out to first base.  Nick Serrata produced an RBI ground out to score Harris for DSU 1-0 lead.

Dakota State added two runs in the top fourth frame, thanks to a pair of DSU's batters with extra-base hits.  Harris hit his second double of the game with one out.  Jorgensen blasted a 2-run home run to extend Trojans' lead to 3-0.

The Lancers mounted a comeback in the bottom seventh inning.  Ryan Buck kicked off the inning with a single for MMC.  He swiped to second base.  Julian Cutolo hit an RBI single to score Buck as Mount Marty cut DSU's lead to 3-1. 

Dakota State ended the game with a double play by Tyler Ratkie, Serrata and Jordan Entrikin, ending their losing skid.

Harris was 2-of-3 at the plate with two doubles and scored twice for the Trojans.  Jorgensen added a home run and two RBIs.  Serrata collected a double, single and an RBI.  JD Farley recorded a walk.

Buck had two singles for the Lancers.  Cutolo added a single and an RBI.  Nick Sehr recorded a hit.

DSU outhit MMC 5-4.  Both teams left two runners on base.

The Trojans' defense recorded two double plays in the game.

Zac Smith started the game on the pitching mound for Dakota State.  He pitched two innings and allowed one hit.  Richard Sternberg (2-3) earned the victory in relief as he tossed three shutout innings.  He recorded three strikeouts.  Luke Gassman worked in a scoreless sixth inning.  Mitch Bouchard (S, 2) picked up his second save of the season as he closed the game in the final inning.  He allowed one run on two hits.

Sam Erickson (1-1) recorded the loss for Mount Marty.  He pitched four innings and allowed three runs on four hits.  Michael Sadler worked three scoreless innings, limiting DSU to one hit.

Game 2 – Mount Marty (S.D.) 15, Dakota State (S.D.) 3 – FINAL

The Trojans jumped to a 3-0 lead in the second game of the doubleheader, but the Lancers went on to score 15 unanswered runs including an offensive outburst in the third inning.

DSU got on board in the opening inning with a 1-0 lead after Ian Barker hit a solo home run with two outs.

Dakota State scored twice in the top second inning.  Jorgensen started the second inning with a walk.  Serrata added a single to advanced Jorgensen to second base.  Jake Ferdinand recorded a sacrifice to advance Jorgensen to third base and Serrata to second base. 

Ryan Schlesser was hit-by-pitch to set up a bases loaded situation for the Trojans in the top second.  Farley produced a 2-RBI single to score Jorgensen and Serrata as DSU's lead grew to 3-0.

Collin Peterson hit a 2-RBI single in the bottom half of the second inning, cutting MMC's deficit to 3-2.

The Lancers exploded for 11 runs on 10 hits in the bottom third inning, overtaking a 13-3 lead over the Trojans.

Mount Marty added two runs in the sixth inning to extend their lead to 15-3.

Barker had a home run and an RBI for Dakota State.  Farley recorded a single and tallied two RBIs.  Harris, Serrata, Schlesser and Dylan Decker each added a single.  Jorgensen reached on base by a walk twice in the game.

Buck was 4-of-5 at the plate with an RBI for Mount Marty.  Justin Miller added a double, single and three RBIs.  Peterson had a hit and recorded two RBIs.  Zac Hollenback, Hunter Hallock and Sehr each had two hits.

MMC outhit DSU 20-6 in the game.  The Lancers left nine runners on base while the Trojans had five runners left on base.

Brady Wauer (0-2) recorded the loss for the Trojans.  He pitched two innings and gave up five runs on six hits.  Connor Nagel tossed 2/3 innings in relief and allowed seven runs (three unearned) on five hits.  Taylor Boerger worked for 1 1/3 innings and gave up one unearned run on five hits.  Gassman pitched the fifth and sixth inning, giving up two runs on four hits.

Derek Miller started the game for the Lancers, tossing two innings and gave up three runs on three hits.  Josh Teichroew (0-2) recorded the victory in relief.  He pitched two scoreless inning and gave up a hit.  Brady Ries also worked for two innings and allowed one hit.  Dakota Kirkman tossed a scoreless seventh inning with one hit allowed.

Dakota State returns home this weekend at Flynn Field, hosting Valley City State (N.D.) in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Baseball Conference opening weekend.  They will play in a four-game series with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.  VCSU-DSU play another doubleheader on Sunday at 12 noon.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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