Baseball - Tue, Feb. 28, 2012
The Dickinson State University Blue Hawks began game one of four off on the wrong foot. The Blue Hawk hitters tallied 1 run on 5 hits. Zach Griffith lead the way going 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Travis Setere, Jacob Muir, and Erik Bastio added one hit apiece with Bastio recording the long RBI. The Blue Hawk Hitters also stranded 6 runners on base. Ryan Crossingham went 6 innings allowing 7 earned runs on 11 hits while walking 6 batters and striking out 8. Crossingham is now 0-2 on the young season. The Blue Hawks committed 2 errors in the contest. The Yotes defeated the Blue Hawks 10-1.
C.J. Ketron earned his first start and win of the 2012 season in game 2 against College of Idaho. Ketron allowed 1 run in the first inning and shut down the Yotes the remainder of the game. Ketron threw a complete game allowing 1 run on 3 hits while walking 3 batters and striking out 2. The Blue Hawk hitters tallied 4 runs on 9 hits in game 2. Jon Mendoza lead the way going 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI's and a run scored while Justin Elizondo was 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Derek Carley added a hit with an RBI while Erik Bastio had a single with 2 runs scored. Travis Setere and Ryan Risse also added a single in the contest. The Blue Hawks defeated the Yotes 4-1.
A two-out, two-run single from Brock Murphy in the eighth inning provided the winning run, as Dickinson State rallied for a 5-3 victory over The College of Idaho at chilly Wolfe Field. The Blue Hawks got a two-out single from Zach Griffith and Erik Bastio walked. A passed ball moved the runners to second and third, with Murphy lining the base hit up the middle, erasing a 3-2 C of I lead. Jon Mendoza followed with an RBI double to deep left center field to make it 5-3. It was enough for Tanner Newman, who tossed a complete game - allowing single runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings. The righty allowed nine hits, walked one, and fanned five. DSU drew even in the fourth on a Murphy RBI single. Following a 42-minute delay due to a hailstorm, the Yotes regained the lead on a bases loaded double play grounder, but a Travis Setere RBI single evened the game in the fifth. The Blue Hawks added 3 runs in the 8th inning to seal the deal. The Blue Hawk hitters tallied 13 hits in the contest.
The Dickinson State University Blue Hawk Baseball team could not finish off the weekend by winning the series in game 4 against college of Idaho. The Yotes defeated the Blue Hawks 10-3 knotting the series at 2-2. Conor Hartz took the losing in game four allowing 7 runs on 9 hits in 3 innings pitched. The Blue Hawk hitters were shut down with only 3 runs on 6 hits. The Blue Hawk defense committed 2 errors in the contest.
The Dickinson State University Blue Hawk Baseball team will travel to Tucson, AZ on Saturday March, 10th to play 10 games in 5 days in the Tucson Invitational Games. The Bluw Hawks play Monday through Friday with a double header each day.