MINNEAPOLIS, MN- The Dickinson State University Baseball team dropped a double-header against NCAA D2 University of Minnesota- Crookston on Saturday in U.S. Bank Stadium.
Game 1: UMC 7, DSU 2
The Blue Hawks scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a two run lead in the game but the Eagles answered with one run in the fifth, four runs in the sixth and two runs in the seventh to win 7-2.
Ryan Absher took the loss in relief allowing four runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 1 inning. Sean Getchell started the game allowing one run on seven hits with four walks and six strikeouts in 5 innings. Karson Hanosky tossed the seventh inning allowing two runs on one hit with two walks and a strikeout.
Crookston finished with seven runs on 11 hits with no errors while Dickinson State finished with two runs on six hits with an error.
Game 2: UMC 6, DSU 1
The Blue Hawks once again took the lead in the third inning with a run but the Eagles then scored two runs in the seventh and four runs in the eighth to win 6-1.
Jalen Lane took the loss going seven innings allowing two runs on three hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Taylor Dantini threw 1/3 of an inning allowing two runs on one hit with a walk, Gabe Lizarraga allowed two runs (1 earned) on one hit, Konner Goettsche allowed two walks, Brock Messer recorded a strikeout and Jon Koessl recorded the last out in the eighth.
UMC finished the game with six runs on five hits and no errors while DSU finished with one run on six hits with an error.
"We actually hit the ball very well in both games but just right at them," stated DSU Head Coach Jason Watson. "We left too many guys on base and struggled to come up with that big hit to score the guys on base. Our starting pitchers did a very good job going deep into the games. Our bullpen needs to continue to get better and we need to be able to get the timely hits. When we do this, we will be fine. When we get a lead, we need to keep the lead and finish the game."
The Blue Hawks are now 3-7 overall and travel to Tucson, AZ to play 10 games from March 11th through March 17th over spring break.