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Baseball - Wed, Apr. 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

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THIS WEEK

· The Dakota State University (S.D.) Trojan Baseball team (2-22 overall record, 2-14 North Star Athletic Association conference record) continues their eight-game home stand with another North Star's four-game series this weekend at Flynn Field (South Egan Ave.) in Madison, S.D.

· The Trojans host Valley City State (N.D.) (20-20 overall record, 13-3 NSAA conference record) on Saturday and Sunday.  The four-game series kick off with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m., concluding the series with another doubleheader on Sunday at 12 noon.

· On Tuesday, Dakota State heads to NCAA Division I South Dakota State (15-17) for a nine-inning non-conference game.  First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Erv Huether Field (1410 Jackrabbit Ave.) in Brookings, S.D.

FOLLOW THE TROJANS

· Dakota State (S.D.) will provide live stats/play-by-play of the baseball four-game series this weekend versus Valley City State (N.D.) on Saturday and Sunday.  

· Make sure you check the DSU Athletics' home page on www.dsuathletics.com to view the live coverage of the NSAA's four-game baseball series.

· South Dakota State will have a live stats/play-by-play Tuesday versus Dakota State.  Go to http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=160673 to view the live stats.

· SDSU will also have the live audio webcast of the baseball game on Tuesday afternoon.  Go to http://www.gojacks.com/watch/?Live=1248&type=Live and listen to the game.

· Follow the DSU Athletics' Twitter for score updates and recaps (@GoDaSUAthletics).  Go to www.twitter.com/GoDaSUAthletics.

TROJANS EARN FIRST HOME WIN VERSUS WESMEN

· Dakota State (S.D.) hosted Winnipeg (Manitoba) in their first home games of the season at Flynn Field last weekend.

· The Wesmen swept the Trojans 12-7 and 25-4 on April 14.  With the scored tied at 3-3 after four innings, UW scored nine straight runs to take a 12-3 lead.

· The Trojans mounted a comeback in the bottom night inning with four runs scored, but fell short.

· Garrett Mullins had two doubles and collected three RBIs in the game for DSU.  Connor Nagel added three hits.  Juan Sermo recorded two hits and two RBIs.  Smith Kemper a double, two singles and two RBIs.

· With the score tied at 2-2 in the second game after the first inning, Winnipeg outscored Dakota State 23-2 in the last six innings.   Jalen Boyd and Kemper each had a home run in the game.  Sermo added three hits.

· Dakota State earned their first home victory of the season on April 15, despite pouring in nine runs for a 9-0 lead after the first inning.

· Winnipeg rallied back to take a 14-12 lead after the seventh inning.  The Trojans mounted a comeback in the bottom eight inning for a 15-14 thrilling victory.

· Every Trojan batters recorded at least a hit in the game.  Andrew Hesse, Sermo, Mullins and David Kirby each had two hits.  Kirby recorded four RBIs. 

· Boyd earned his first pitching victory of the season on the pitching mound after tossing 2 2/3 scoreless inning for DSU.  He limited UW to just one hit and recorded two strikeouts.

· UW closed out the four-game series with a 13-5 victory.

· Sermo and Kemper each recorded a batting average of .471 during the four-game series for Dakota State.  Each had 8 hits in 17 at-bats.

· Kemper blasted two home runs in the series for DSU.  He also led the team with six RBIs and a slugging percentage of 1.000.

DSU'S REMAINING SCHEDULE

· Dakota State (S.D.) have nine games remaining on their 2017 schedule, including eight games at Flynn Field.

· The Trojans host Valley City State (N.D.) in a four-game series on Saturday and Sunday. 

· The last time both teams met for a four-game series was on March 28-29, 2015 at Flynn Field.   VCSU and DSU split their four-game series with the Vikings winning the series opener and the last game of the four-game series.  The Trojans won the second and third games of the series.

· Dakota State is slated to visit NCAA Division I South Dakota State in a nine-inning non-conference game in Brookings, S.D. on Tuesday.

· The Trojans close out their regular-season schedule with the North Star's four-game series versus Presentation (S.D.) on April 28-29 at Flynn Field.

· The North Star Athletic Association Baseball Conference Postseason Tournament will be held in Jamestown, N.D. and Valley City, N.D. from May 5 through May 9.

LAST TIME OUT

· Dakota State (S.D.) recorded a batting average of .317 during their four-game series versus Winnipeg (Manitoba) at Flynn Field.

· The Trojans smashed a total of four runs in the series, led by Smith Kemper with two home runs.  Juan Sermo and Jalen Boyd each added a home run.

· DSU recorded a slugging percentage of .482 during the four-game series with 11 doubles (3 by Kemper and 2 each by Connor Nagel and Garrett Mullins) and 4 home runs.  The Trojans also registered an on-base percentage of .373.

DSU TEAM LEADERS

· Hits:  Smith Kemper—28 hits

· Batting Average:  Smith Kemper—.350 (28-of-80)

· Slugging Percentage:  Dyshawn Proudlove—.633 (3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run)

· Doubles:  Smith Kemper, Garrett Mullins—6 doubles

· Triples:  Dyshawn Proudlove—2 triples

· Home Runs:  Juan Sermo, Smith Kemper—3 home runs

· Runs Batted In (RBIs):  Garrett Mullins, Connor Nagel, Smith Kemper—14 RBIs

· Walks:  Connor Nagel—12 walks

· Hit-by-Pitch:  Andrew Hesse—3 hit-by-pitches

· Stolen Bases:  Smith Kemper—6 stolen bases

· On-base percentage:  Smith Kemper—.411 on-base percentage

· Earned Run Average (ERA):  Hayden Rainey—7.66 ERA (19 earned runs in 22 1/3 innings)

· Pitching Wins:  Garrison Collier, Jalen Boyd—1 win

· Saves:  Dyshawn Proudlove—1 save

· Innings Pitched:  David Kirby—27 1/3 innings

· Pitching Opponent Batting Average:  Hayden Rainey—.326 opponents' batting average

FOLLOW TROJAN BASEBALL

· Twitter:  @GoDaSUAthletics

· Facebook:  DSUTrojanAthletics

· Instagram:  dsu_athletics

· DSU Baseball Twitter:  @BaseballDSU

· DSU Baseball Facebook:  @Dakota-State-Trojan-Baseball

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
 
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