DICKINSON, N.D. – Dickinson State dropped both of its games on Monday (Mar.10). The Blue Hawks fell in game one, 11-2, to Peru State. In game two The Blue Hawks fell 3-0. Dickinson State is now 3-9 overall on the season.
Head Coach Jason Watson sent Chas Allen to the bump to open game one and he faced off against Manny Arciniega. Allen was chased after allowing eight runs (six earned), on eight hits, and he compiled two strikeouts in four innings.
Peru State got it right back in the the bottom half of the inning. Seth Walston jogged home on a sacrifice fly from Jake Smith to tie the game at 1-1.
Peru State put up back to back crooked numbers in the fourth and fifth. They scored four in the fourth and five in the fifth to give Peru State at 10-1 lead.
The Blue Hawks would add their second run to the scoreboard in the top of the seventh. Caleb Burgard led off with a single and was followed by a single from Austin Taft. With two onJordan Tescher doubled to right, scoring Burgard, to make the game 11-2.
Allen (1-1) was charged with his first loss of the season. Joe Binstock, Taft, Tescher,Miles O'Donnell, and Jeff VanCleave each had one hit. Burgard was 2-for-2 with a run scored. Binstock and Tescher added RBIs.
In game two Doane College blanked the Blue Hawks, 3-0. Jordan Yussman (0-1) got the call for Dickinson State and was charged with the loss.
Doane tallied first and put up three runs in the bottom of the second inning. John Derr led off with a double and would score on a Conor McCann single. Kevin Clausen tripled to drive home McCann with one away. Clausen would score on a wild pitch to put Doane up 3-0.
That would be all the offense Doane needed, but Dickinson State made it interesting in the seventh. A two-out pinch-hit single by Jeff VanCleave was followed by a fielding error from Jake Smith. Burgard drew a walk to load the bases for Binstock. Rolando Celis forced Binstock to ground out to end the game in favor of Doane, 3-0.
The Blue Hawks will be back on the field Saturday (Mar. 15) as the travel to Tucson, Ariz. for a spring break tournament. They will open against Concordia.