Blue Hawks Down Jimmies in Loser Out NSAA Tournament Game

Blue Hawks Down Jimmies in Loser Out NSAA Tournament Game

DICKINSON, N.D. - Jacob Hignite hit a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning as Dickinson State upset No. 2 seed University of Jamestown, 8-6 in loser-out play at the North Star Athletic Association baseball tournament. 

The No. 6-seeded Blue Hawks trailed 6-4 entering the eighth, but loaded the bases with no outs on a single and two walks, setting up Hignite's go-ahead blast deep over the left-field fence. 
 
Dickinson's Chas Allen then pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, securing the victory.
 
Dickinson State (17-30) advances to play at 3 p.m. Sunday in a loser-out game. University of Jamestown (31-17) is eliminated from tournament. 
 
The Blue Hawks took an early lead after plating one run in the first inning and two runs in the second inning. Jordan Tescher added a solo home run in the fifth inning, extending Dickinson's lead to 4-0. 
 
The Jimmies struck back in the top of the sixth with four runs. Christian Showalter delivered the big hit, a bases-clearing double with the bases loaded. Jamestown kept its role going in the top of the seventh when Landon Uetz blasted a 2-run home run to left field for a 6-4 lead. 
 
But the lead would not hold up to the bat of Jacob Hignite, whose grand slam was the second grand slam of the tournament allowed by the Jimmies. Hignite finished 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs. Dylan Skabo and Tescher each had a hit and two runs. 
 
Allen pitched three innings in relief for the win. His only blemish was the 2-run home run by Uetz in the seventh inning. He finished with four strikeouts and no walks. Eric Seiler started on the mound for Dickinson and worked the first six innings. He allowed four hits and four runs. Seiler walked six and struck out two. 
 
Logan Lund started on the mound for Jamestown and was tagged with the loss. He allowed five hits and seven runs in seven innings, walking five and striking out three. Lund started the eighth inning and loaded the bases before being lifted for Julien Garcia, who allowed the grand slam to Hignite. Garcia pitched one inning, giving up one hit and one run. 
 
Uetz led the Jimmie offense with a 2-for-3 day, scoring twice and driving in two on his home run. Showalter went 1-for-4 with three RBIs, all coming on his bases-loaded double. Paul Sitkowski went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI. 
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Jamestown (N.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0   6 6 2
Dickinson State (N.D.) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 X   8 6 0
Jamestown (N.D.) Dickinson State (N.D.)
Player AB R H RBI PO A
K. Wolden CF 4 1 1 0 0 0
L. Ibesate 2B 5 1 1 0 1 6
P. Sitkowski RF 3 1 1 1 0 0
L. Uetz DH 3 2 2 2 0 0
T. Ludlow 1B 3 1 0 0 12 0
C. Showalter 3B 4 0 1 3 2 0
M. Blackmon, Jr. C 2 0 0 0 4 2
T. Wiwchar PH 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Achter PR 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Strnad SS 2 0 0 0 0 1
J. Padilla PH 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Crumb LF 1 0 0 0 4 0
N. Parks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Peterson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Lund P 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Garcia P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team            
Totals 30 6 6 6 24 11
Player AB R H RBI PO A
L. BRISCOE 2B 4 0 0 0 1 4
D. SKABO SS 3 2 1 0 1 6
J. TESCHER LF 2 2 1 1 3 0
E. SEILER P 2 1 0 1 0 2
J. HIGNITE 3B 4 2 2 4 0 1
J. VANCLEAVE 1B 4 1 1 0 13 1
R. RISSE C 4 0 0 0 6 1
C. BURGARD RF 3 0 1 1 1 0
R. MITCHELL CF 3 0 0 0 2 0
C. ALLEN P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team            
Totals 29 8 6 7 27 15
E - UJ(2): Ibesate, Lund, DiSU(0)
DP - UJ(1): Lund, DiSU(3): Briscoe, Skabo, Vancleave LEFT - UJ(5): Achter, Blackmon, jr., Crumb, Showalter, Wolden, DiSU(3): Burgard(2), Mitchell
2B - UJ(1): Showalter, DiSU(0) 3B - UJ(0) DiSU(0)
HR - UJ(1): Uetz, DiSU(2): Hignite, Tescher
SB - UJ(1): Blackmon, jr., DiSU(1): Skabo CS - UJ(1): Strnad, DiSU(0)
Jamestown (N.D.) Dickinson State (N.D.)
Player IP H R ER BB SO AB
L. Lund 7.0 5 7 6 5 3 25
J. Garcia 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 4
Totals 8.0 6 8 7 5 4 29
Player IP H R ER BB SO AB
E. SEILER 6.0 4 4 4 6 2 19
C. ALLEN 3.0 2 2 2 0 4 11
Totals 9.0 6 6 6 6 6 30

Winner - Allen, Chas Loser - Lund, Logan Save -
WP - UJ(1): Lund, DiSU(0) PB - UJ(0) DiSU(0) BK - UJ(0) DiSU(0)
HBP - UJ(0) DiSU(1): Seiler