MADISON, SD- The Dickinson State University Baseball team won two of three games on Sunday at Dakota State University. 3-7 Inning games were played on Sunday in Madison due to poor weather conditions in Dickinson.
Game 1: Dickinson State 7, Dakota State 5
Dakota State plated five runs in the bottom of the first but did not score the rest of the game. The Blue Hawks answered with four runs in the top of the second then tied the game at five with one run in the fifth. Dickison State would add two runs in the sixth to take the 7-5 win.
Jacob Hignite led the Blue Hawks going 2-3 with two homeruns and two RBI's. Sagan Osborne and Jeff VanCleave added two hits with a homerun and an RBI each. Chad MacKay was 1-3 with two RBI's while Jake Young and Jacob Cuch added a hit in the win.
Josh Schuller picked up the win going six innings allowing five runs (4 earned) on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Sean Getchell earned the save going one inning allowing no runs on one hit with two strikeouts.
Game 2: Dickinson State 14, Dakota State 11
Dakota State scored eight runs in the bottom of the first but the Blue Hawks answered with three in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth. The Trojans plated a run in the fourth while the Blue Hawks scored five runs in the sixth to take a two run lead. Dakota State then scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. In the 10th inning, the Blue Hawks scored three runs to take the game 14-11.
Tyler Czech led the Blue Hawks going 3-5 with a double and four RBI's while Hignite was 2-5 with a homerun and four RBI's. Cuch went 2-4 with a double and Young added a homerun. Ryan Mitchell added two hits and two RBI's while Osborne also added two hits. Dylan Skabo, Nathan Demarais and Austin Tennant added a hit in the win.
Tony Roberts started the game going one inning allowing eight runs (5 earned) on three hits with one walk. Jason Thibault came in to throw five innings allowing one run on two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. Getchell came in to close the game in the seventh but gave up two runs on two hits with two walks. Taylor Dantini picked up the win going 1.2 innings allowing no runs on no hits with two walks and a strikeout. Travis Rowe earned the save going 1/3 of an inning allowing no runs on no hits with a walk.
Game 3: Dakota State 10, Dickinson State 2
The Blue Hawks got on the board first scoring one run in the first but the Trojans answered back scoring six in the second and three in the third after four Blue Hawk errors in those innings. Dakota State would add a run in the sixth while the Blue Hawks plated a run in the seventh but fell to the Trojans 10-2.
Osborne and Cuch each recorded a double while Skabo, Hignite, Mackay and Wacy Ortmann added a hit in the loss.
Gabriel Lizarraga took the loss going three innings allowing nine runs (4 earned) with two walks and a strikeout. Jonathan Koessl tossed two innings allowing no runs on two hits. Joey Buchanan threw one inning allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
Dickinson State is now 19-23 overall and 6-8 in NSAA play.
The Blue Hawks return home this weekend to host the University of Winnipeg in a four game NSAA series. Game one on Saturday is set for 1:00 PM (MDT) while Sunday's game one is set for 12:00 PM (MDT).