Trojans Shutout Comets to Extend Win Streak to Eight
The Dakota State baseball team extended their win streak to eight with two more North Star wins yesterday, getting victories over Mayville State.
In the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Trojans got out to the fast start, scoring three runs in the first two innings. DSU scored one run in the first inning, then added two more in the second off of Seth Altwine’s 2 RBI Single.
The Trojans didn’t add another run the rest of the way, but they also prevented the Comets from scoring, closing out the game with a 3-0 victory.
MSU outhit DSU 9-6 in the game. The Comets left 12 runners on base compared to the Trojans five runners left on base.
Altwine had a single and drove in two runs for Dakota State. Manny Macaluso added a double and an RBI. Dawson Portner had a single and two walks.
Adam Senden collected a double and single for Mayville State. Carson Lundmark added a double and a walk.
DSU used a pair of pitchers for a combined shutout victory on the pitching mound. Grant Svikulis (W, 3-0) earned the victory after tossing six scoreless innings. He allowed six hits. JD Kirchner (S, 2) earned the save after pitching three scoreless innings in relief, yielding the Comets to three hits.
Braxton Greenburg (L, 2-2) took the setback after working for seven innings for MSU. He allowed three runs on five hits and recorded six strikeouts. Jack Patten tossed two scoreless innings in relief, limiting the Trojans to one hit.
In game two of the doubleheader, the Trojans again scored one run in the opening inning. DSU added two more runs in the third, and for a second straight game held Mayville State scoreless to shut them out in both games of the doubleheader.
The Trojans won by a final score of 3-0.
DSU outhit MSU 6-3. The Trojans left eight runners on base compared to the Comets five runners on base.
Walker Hultgren was perfect at the plate going 3-of-3 with three singles, walk, and a run for Dakota State. Ryan McDaniel added two singles, while Daniel Lesher scored twice. Macaluso had a single and two walks.
Pribyl collected an RBI and a walk for the Trojans. Jeremy Green had an RBI and a walk. Macaluso and Pribyl each swiped one base.
Sam Tyrpa (W, 4-0) earned a complete game victory for Dakota State. He limited the Comets to three singles and did not issue a walk. He struck out eight MSU’s batters.
Kaito Farquharson (L, 2-3) took the defeat on the pitching mound for Mayville State. He worked for 2 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on four hits. Ryan Froemke pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed two hits. Preston Edinger also tossed two scoreless innings in relief.
With the doubleheader sweep, the Trojans extended their win streak to eight games and remain perfect in NSAA play (6-0), while extending their record to 15-12.
Both teams wrap up their NSAA’s four-game series this afternoon at the same place, playing another doubleheader with the first game starting at 12pm.