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Baseball - Sun, Mar. 26, 2017

March 26, 2017

La CROSSE, Wis. – Dakota State (S.D.) and Viterbo (Wis.) played a rare North Star Athletic Association Baseball doubleheader Sunday morning, starting at 7 a.m. at Copeland Park.  The V-Hawks took advantage of the early leads in both teams and held off Trojans' late rally for a doubleheader sweep by the scores of 8-6 and 11-5.

Dakota State fell to 1-11 overall record and 1-3 NSAA conference record.  Viterbo improved to 5-18 overall record and 3-1 North Star record.

The Trojans stay on the road for another North Star's four-game series next weekend.  DSU heads to Forest City, Iowa to face Waldorf (Iowa).  The doubleheader kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday and another doubleheader next Sunday at 12 p.m. at Forest City High School Baseball Field.

Game 1 – Viterbo (Wis.) 8, Dakota State (S.D.) 6 – FINAL

The V-Hawks scored a total of six runs in the first two innings to grab a 6-0 lead in the first game of the doubleheader Sunday. 

Mannie De La Rosa and Jimmy Mrozek each hit a 2-RBI double to give Viterbo its first lead of the game at 4-0 in the bottom first inning.  The V-Hawks scored twice in the bottom second frame to extend their lead to 6-0.

Joe Cliver produced a 2-RBI single in the bottom fifth inning as VU widen their lead to 8-0.

Dakota State broke their scoring drought by scoring four runs in the top sixth inning.  Smith Kemper led off with a single.  Connor Nagel drilled an RBI double to score Kemper as DSU scored its first run of the game (VU led 8-1). 

Garret Mullins followed up with a single and advanced Nagel to third base in the top sixth for the Trojans.  Garrison Collier recorded an RBI single with one out to score Mullins as DSU trimmed VU's lead down to 8-2 (Mullins advanced to second base).

Andrew Hesse reached on base by a walk to set up a bases loaded situation with one out in the top sixth for Dakota State.  Justin Mettling recorded an RBI ground out to score Mullins as the Trojans trailed 8-3 (Collier and Hesse each added one base).

Dakota State scored the fourth run of the sixth inning as Hesse scored on VU's wild pitch in the sixth inning (V-Hawks led 8-4).

Kemper reached on base after the V-Hawks committed a defensive error in the top seventh inning.  After Nagel hit a line out, Kemper advanced to second base after another VU's defensive miscue.  Mullins produced an RBI single to score Kemper as the Trojans trailed at 8-5 with two outs.

Juan Sermo recorded base-on-balls and advanced Mullins to second base for DSU in the seventh inning.  Collier added another walk to set up a bases loaded situation for the Trojans.  Hesse recorded an RBI hit-by-pitch to score Mullins as VU's lead shrunk to 8-6. 

DSU's comeback fell short as the V-Hawks recorded the final out of the game, securing the victory as the Trojans left bases full as the game ended.

Collier was perfect at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and drove in a run for Dakota State.  Nagel added a double and an RBI.  Mullins had two singles and an RBI.  Mettling had a hit and an RBI.  Hesse registered an RBI.  Kemper recorded a hit.

Kemper, Mullins and Trey Randel recorded a double play for the Trojans.

De La Rosa was 3-of-3 at the plate with a double, two singles and recorded two RBIs for Viterbo.  Mrozek added a double and collected three RBIs.  Cliver had a single and two RBIs.  Brent Stoughtenger, Sean Russell and Noah Bouley each added a hit.

Both teams had eight hits in the game.  The V-Hawks left 11 runners on base compared to the Trojans 8 runners on base. 

David Kirby (L, 0-4) took the loss on the pitching mound for DSU.  He worked the first two innings and allowed six runs (3 unearned) on three hits.  He recorded four strikeouts.  Mettling tossed four innings in relief, giving up two runs on five hits.  He also struck out four VU's batters.

Conner Kokott (W, 1-1) earned the victory for the V-Hawks.  He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits.  D.J. Raasch worked for 1 2/3 innings in relief.  He gave up two unearned runs on one hit.

Game 2 – Viterbo (Wis.) 11, Dakota State (S.D.) 5 – FINAL

Viterbo scored in the first four innings in the final game of the NSAA's four-game series and never looked back.

Mrozek hit a 2-RBI single to give the V-Hawks its first lead of the game at 2-0 in the bottom first inning.  VU made it 3-0 in the bottom second frame caused by DSU's wild pitch.

Bouley recorded an RBI hit-by-pitch in the bottom half of the third inning, extending Viterbo's lead to 4-0.

Viterbo plated three runs in the fourth inning as their lead ballooned to 7-0.

The Trojans snapped their scoreless drought with a run scored in the top fifth inning.  Zach Sutera led off with a single.  He advanced to second base by a wild pitch.  Kemper and Nagel recorded back-to-back walk to set up a bases loaded situation.  Collier recorded an RBI fielder's choice to score Sutera as DSU trailed at 7-1.

The V-Hawks extended their lead to 11-1 with four runs scored in the bottom sixth inning.

DSU scored four times in the top seventh inning, but the V-Hawks held on to the victory.  Derek Hoefert led off with a walk.  Kemper reached on base caused by VU's defensive error and advanced Hoefert to second base.  Both Hoefert and Kemper advanced on base by V-Hawks' wild pitch.  Nagel walked to set up a bases loaded situation.

Hoefert scored on VU's wild pitch as the Trojans trailed at 11-2 in the top seventh inning.  Mullins added an RBI ground out to score Kemper (Viterbo led 11-3).  Sermo produced an RBI double to score Nagel, while Brad Frandsen hit an RBI single to score Sermo as DSU cut VU's lead to 11-5.

Dakota State left three runners on base when the game ended.

Kemper, Sermo and Kirby each had two hits in the game for the Trojans.  Sutera, Nagel and Frandsen each had a single.  Mullins, Collier, Sermo and Frandsen each produced an RBI.

Adam Lowe had three singles and two RBIs for the V-Hawks.  Bouley and Stoughtenger each added two hits and an RBI.  Mrozek had a single and drove in three runs. 

Both teams registered nine hits in the game.  VU left 13 runners on base while DSU had 11 runners left on base.

DSU's Randel (L, 0-1) recorded the loss after working for 3 2/3 innings.  He allowed seven runs (three unearned) on five hits.  Mullin tossed 2 1/3 innings in relief, giving up four runs (two unearned) onf our hits.

Colton Andresen (W, 2-2) earned the victory after pitching five innings for Viterbo.  He allowed one run on six hits and recorded four strikeouts.  Brian McGill worked a shutout sixth inning after recording three strikeouts.  Wyatt Cook tossed for two outs in the seventh inning, giving up four runs (two unearned) on three hits.  Austin Stibbe worked the final out of the game.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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