DSU Scored More Than 20 Runs in Doubleheader Sweep
In their doubleheader against Randall earlier this week, the Dakota State baseball team scored more than 20 combined runs to sweep the Saints by scores of 15-1 and 7-2.
The Trojans opened the first game with five runs in the first two innings before the Saints were finally able to add a run in the bottom of the second inning.
DSU never trailed in the game, and added five more runs in the top of the fourth, starting with Jeremy Green extending his hitting streak to 20 games as he produced an RBI single to score Daniel Lesher.
Randall couldn’t add any more runs to the scoreboard, however DSU was able to add five more themselves down the stretch to get the 15-1 victory.
DSU outhit Randall 15-4 in the game.
Green was 3-of-4 at the plate with a home run, two singles and drove in a game-high four runs for the Trojans. He scored three runs. Ryan McDaniel added a triple, single, and an RBI. Lesher scored four runs.
Walker Hultgren tallied two doubles and an RBI for DSU. He scored three times. Jace Pribyl added two singles and two RBIs. Cade Wenninger tallied two singles and two runs.
Lance Nunley had a double and a walk for Randall. Reagan LaMance had a triple and a run.
Mitsuki Shimonishi (W, 1-0) earned the victory after tossing four innings on the mound for Dakota State. He allowed one run on one hit and recorded five strikeouts. Aiden Rocha pitched three shutout innings in relief, yielding the Saints to three hits. He registered five strikeouts.
Jett Sparks (L, 0-4) took the setback after working for four innings. He allowed 10 runs (three unearned) on nine hits. Simon Malphrus pitched three innings in relief, giving up five runs on six hits.
DSU again got out to a fast start in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, thanks to Manny Macaluso drilling a 2-RBI Double to score Lesher and Hultgren to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead. Trojans led 3-0 after the first inning.
The Trojans added one more run in the second before the Saints scored their only two runs of the game in the bottom of the third.
After adding two more runs in the top of the fifth and one in the sixth, the Trojans secured the doubleheader sweep with a 7-2 win against the Saints.
Dakota State tallied nine hits in the game and limited the Saints to three hits.
Wenninger hit two doubles in the game for the Trojans. He also scored a run. Manny Macaluso added a double and drove in three runs. McDaniel had two hits and an RBI. Lesher had two runs.
Green’s hitting streak ballooned to 21 straight games as he hit a single in the top seventh inning. He finished with a single, an RBI, and also scored three times for DSU and stole two bases.
Portner had a single and an RBI. Hultgren and Pribyl each registered a hit.
Noah Shipp led the Saints’ offense with a double and two RBIs.
Luke Guest started the game on the pitching mound for Dakota State. He tossed a shutout in the first inning. Nicholai Arbach (W, 1-2) earned the victory after working for five innings in relief. He allowed two runs on two hits and registered seven strikeouts. Aiden Urbom pitched a scoreless seventh inning, yielding a hit.
Ryan Sanchez (L, 0-4) recorded the defeat for Randall after pitching six innings. He gave up six runs (one unearned) on six hits. Keegan Jenderseck pitched the top seventh frame, allowing a run on three hits.
Dakota State improved their overall record to 9-12 before their NSAA opener this weekend. Randall fell to 1-13 overall record.
DSU prepares for the NSAA conference play Friday and Saturday, playing in a four-game series at Waldorf, but there could be potential scheduling changes due to incoming winter storm that will impact the Midwest region.