Dakota State Baseball picked up its first victory of the season on Saturday, taking the first game of a doubleheader 12-2 over Southwestern (Kansas). Esai Hernandez clobbered two home runs and drove in five to pace the Trojan offense. Devin DeBoer went the distance on the mound, allowing two runs on three hits and stuck out six batters. It was the first road non-conference win in close to four years for DSU.
The host Moundbuilders got a grand-slam in the bottom of the first inning in Game Two and never looked back, blanking the Trojans 9-0. Three different pitches saw time on the mound in the contest as the offense could only muster two hits in the game.
Sunday, just a single contest, saw Southwestern blow open the game with a five run bottom of the fifth inning, after the game was tied at one all. The Moundbuilders would then tack on six more runs in the sixth on their way to a 12-2 win. DSU Baseball stands at 1-5 on the season and will be back in action the final weekend of February.