DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State University Baseball team dropped three of four games last weekend to the Valley City State University Vikings.
GM 1: VCSU 14 DSU 6
The Blue Hawks dropped game 1 of the weekend series against NSAA rival Valley City State 14-6 unable to silence powerful Viking bats. VCSU out scored DSU 8-4 in the first 3 innings and continued to add runs throughout the contest to maintain a comfortable lead.
The Blue Hawks offense was led by Sagan Osborne who went 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Jacob Cuch continued his stellar play adding a homerun and was 2-4 with 2 RBI on the day, and Micquel Robinson jumpstarted the Blue Hawks offense going 2-4 with 2 triples. Nathan Demarais and TJ McCullough both added doubles in the loss, while Dylan Skabo recorded a single.
The Vikings pounded out 20 hits, led by a 3-6 day with 2 homeruns by Ben Bruenjes. Anthony Necochea, Brady Anderson, and Joe Demers all added 3 hits as well, while Jared Meikeljohn, Nathan Bagby, and Emmanuel Leyva recorded 2 hits apiece. Ryan Sand and Grant Wehseler each added one hit.
Jalen Lane took the loss for DSU going 3 innings and allowing 8 runs (7 ER), on 10 hits while walking and striking out 1. Jon Koessl went 4 innings in relief allowing 3 runs on 8 hits. Konner Goettsche went 0.1 innings and allowed 1 run on 1 hit while walking 3. Nathan Demarais finished the game for the Hawks pitching 1.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 1 hit striking out 2.
Jacob van Vacter picked up the win for the Vikings going 8 innings and allowing 5 runs on 9 hits. He surrendered no walks and struck out 5. Tyler Olson handled the 9th inning for VCSU allowing 1 run on 1 hit with 1 walk.
DSU scored 6 runs on 10 hits and committed 1 error. VCSU scored 14 runs on 20 hits and committed 0 errors.
GM 2: VSCU 6 DSU 1
The Blue Hawks bats fell silent in game 2 falling to Valley City State 6-1. The Vikings scored a run in 1st and 2nd innings before the Hawks would get in the run column with a run in the bottom of the 3rd. However, 2 run innings in the 5th and 7th for the Vikings would put the game away.
The Vikings were led by a 3-4 day from Anthony Necochea, while Ben Bruenjes, Nate Soulis, and Tyler Ukestad added 2 hits apiece. Nate Bagby added one hit, a homerun, to complete the offense for VCSU.
Ryan Absher picked up the loss going 4 innings and allowing 2 runs (1 ER) on 7 hits. He walked 4 and struck out 3. Taylor Dantini came in and got one out in relief, while Karson Hanosky went 2.2 innings allowing 4 runs on 2 hits.
Andrew Frank picked up the complete game win for the Vikings going 7 innings and allowing 1 run on 3 hits. He walked only 1 and struck out 7.
DSU scored 1 run on 3 hits and committed 2 errors. VSCU scored 6 runs on 10 hits and committed 0 errors.
GM 3: DSU 14 VCSU 6
The Blue Hawks reversed their fortunes in game 3 pounding out 21 hits in route to a 14-6 victory over the Vikings from Valley City State. The Blue Hawks used big innings in the 1st, 4th and 8th to bury the Vikings under a barrage of hits.
Danny Brescia led the Blue Hawks offense with a 4-5 day adding a double and an RBI. Trevor Oldham had a great day at the plate going 3-5 with a double and 5 RBI. Sagan Osborne went 3-5 with a double and an RBI, while Dylan Skabo and Micquel Robinson went 3-4 and 3-5 with an RBI, respectively. TJ McCullough added a single and Karson Hanosky picked up his first hit in a Blue Hawks uniform driving a triple into the right center gap.
The Vikings were led by a 5-5 day by Jared Meiklejohn, while all but 1 Viking batter recorded at least one it in the contest. VCSU hit 4 doubles, 2 by Anthony Necochea and 1 by Ben Bruenjes and Meiklejohn. The Vikings also received homeruns form Meiklejohn and Grant Wehseler.
Gabe Lizarraga picked up the win for the Blue Hawks going 7 innings and allowing 5 runs on 12 hits. He walked only 1 batter and struck out 3. Joey Buchanan threw 2 solid innings of relief allowing 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 1.
Jordon Roos was handed the loss for the Vikings lasting only 3 innings and allowing 6 runs (5 ER) on 8 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 4. Thomas Lindgren, Andrew Hirsch and Jesse Johnson combined to finish the game for the Vikings allowing 8 runs on 13 hits.
DSU scored 14 runs on 21 hits and committed 0 errors. VCSU scored 6 runs on 15 hits and committed 2 errors.
GM 4: VCSU 9 DSU 5
A 6 run 3rd inning was too much for the Blue Hawks to overcome as they dropped game 4 9-5 and the series 3-1 to NSAA rival Valley City state. The Vikings used a handful of homeruns to top the Blue Hawks in the 7 inning affair Saturday.
The Blue Hawks offense was led by Sagan Osborne who went 2-3 with a double, a homerun, and 2 RBI. Micquel Robinson was also 2-3, while TJ McCullough went 1-2 with a homerun and 2 RBI to round out the Blue Hawk offense.
The Vikings were led by a 3-4 with a HR day from Tyler Ukestad, and also received homeruns from Brady Anderson, Ben Bruenjes, and Jared Meiklejohn. Joe Demers went 3-4 and Anthony Necochea was 2-4 for the Vikings.
Sean Getchell was handed the loss for the Blue Hawks allowing 8 runs on 11 hits in 4 innings. Joey Buchanan pitched 2 innings in relief allowing 1 run on 2 hits, while Brock Messer and Jon Koessl combined to allow no hits and no runs in 1 inning pitched.
Steven Velarde pitched all 7 innings for VCSU allowing 5 runs (4 ER), on 5 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 8.
DSU scored 5 runs on 5 hits and committed 2 errors. VCSU scored 9 runs on 15 hits and committed 1 error.
DSU in now 17-17 (7-5 NSAA) on the season.