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Baseball - Wed, Apr. 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) could not hold on to their brief 1-0 lead Wednesday afternoon at Erv Huether Field against South Dakota State.  The Jackrabbits scored five runs in the first three innings and held on to defeat the Trojans 5-1.

Dakota State, who faced a Summit League team from NCAA Division I in a span of one week (at North Dakota State on April 8), fell to 10-30 overall record.  South Dakota State improved to 22-13 overall record, holding a 6-0 record in the current 10-game home stand.

The Trojans got on board first in the opening inning.  Tony Poncia reached on base by a walk with one out.  He advanced to second base after Jamie Jorgensen was grounded out to second base.  Jordan Entrikin produced an RBI single to score Poncia for DSU 1-0 lead.

South Dakota State answered back in the bottom first frame, thanks to Paul Jacobsen's lead-off double.  He advanced to third base after Zach Coppola's ground out to second base.  Luke Ringhofer recorded an RBI ground out to score Jacobsen, tying the game at 1-1.

The Jackrabbits scored another run in the bottom second inning to grab a 2-1 lead.  Matt Johnson kicked off with a double for SDSU.  Al Robbins added an RBI double to score Johnson to gain a one-run lead over the Trojans.

SDSU scored three times to extend their lead to 5-1, highlighted by Ringhofer's 2-RBI triple.  Tony Kjolsing added an RBI ground out to score Ringhofer to maintain a four-run lead for the Jackrabbits.

Both teams did not score from the third through the ninth innings.  The Trojans left two runners on base when the game ended.

Tyler Ratkie went perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three singles for Dakota State.  Nick Serrata added two singles.  Entrikin had a hit and an RBI.  Ian Barker recorded a single.  Poncia, Serrata and Richard Sternberg each reached on base by a walk.

Ringhofer collected three RBIs and recorded a triple for South Dakota State.  Robbins added a double, single and an RBI.  Jacobsen and Johnson each had a double.  Coppola, Johnson and Eric Danforth each had a hit.

Both teams had seven hits in the game.  DSU left eight runners on base while SDSU had six runners left on base.

Mitch Bouchard (2-5) recorded the loss on the pitching mound for the Trojans.  He worked for two-plus innings and allowed five runs on five hits.  DSU used five different pitchers – Bryant Westra, Zac Smith, Connor Nagel, Luke Gassman and Taylor Boeger – in relief and limited the Jackrabbits to two hits. 

Ethan Kenkel (2-1) earned the victory after tossing three innings for the Jackrabbits.  He gave up one run on three hits.  SDSU used five different pitchers – Eldon Evans, Marcus Heemstra, Derringer Huff, Blake Fiedelman and J.D. Moore – in relief, giving up four hits in a span of six innings.

Dakota State looks to bounce back in the winning column as they swing back in North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference play this weekend.  The Trojans visit the NSAA's conference leader Mayville State (N.D.) in a four-game series Saturday and Sunday at Scott Berry Field.  First pitch for the first doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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