The Dakota State baseball team was unable to hold on to their lead as Bellevue (Neb) exploded for 11 unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings, earning a 17-7 victory in seven innings in the first game doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. The Bruins stretched its winning streak to seven games after holding off the Trojans 3-2 in the second game.
Dakota State fell to 12-13 overall and 5-5 record in league play. Bellevue lifted their overall record to 26-10 and currently leads the North Star with an 8-2 record.
Both teams will play their second NSAA doubleheader at Flynn Field on April 20.
The Trojans conclude their 11-game road stretch on Friday and Saturday, continuing their North Star action with a four-game series with Mayville State (N.D.). The series begins on Friday with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. and another doubleheader on Saturday at 12 p.m., held on the campus of Mayville State University.