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DSU splits season opener with DWU

LINDSBORG, Kan. — The Dickinson State baseball team opened its season with some rust to shake off.

The Blue Hawks split its doubleheader with Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.), winning the first game 6-5 and losing the second game 14-4 Friday afternoon.

In the first game, DSU committed five errors and was down 4-1 going into the sixth inning. In the top of the sixth, senior second basemen Jake Coyle hit a three-run double to tie the game up. At the top of the sixth, freshman short stop Thad Lane and junior Sam Bisson scored the game-tying and game-winning runs.

During the second game, the Blue Hawks weren’t so lucky. Sophomore starting pitcher Taylor Kraenzel allowed four runs on five hits in two innings and was quickly replaced by junior Eric Seiler.

Seiler lasted four innings and allowed seven earned runs, nine hits, walked five and struck out four.

The Blue Hawks get back on the field for another doubleheader with DWU starting at 11 a.m. today.

DSU 100 003 2 — 6 8 5

DWU 001 211 0 — 5 4 2

DSU, Jordan Yussman, Ian Anderson, Brendan Hardaway and Ryan Risse. DWU, Chris Housley, Darin Hager, Steven Sommerville and Ben Ladner.

W–Anderson. L–Sommerville. HR–DSU, none. DWU, none.

Highlights: DSU, Jake Coyle, 1-for-3, 3 RBIs. Risse 3-for-3. Thad Lane, 1-for-2, 2 runs. Sam Bisson, 1-for-3 1 run. DWU, Ben Spitznagel, 2 runs. Jonah Johnson, 1 RBI. Neil Nagle, RBI. Ben Lader, RBI. Cole Wenande, RBI.

DSU 030 010 0 — 4 7 1

DWU 034 104 2 — 14 15 2

DSU, Taylor Kraenzel, Eric Seiler, Chad Mosbrucker, and Ryan Risse. DWU, Kevin Hatcher, Patrick Whetham and Ben Lader.

W–Hatcher. L–Seiler. HR–none.

Highlights: DSU,Seiler, 2-for-3, RBI, run. Lane, run. Austin Taft, 1-for-3, RBI, run. Caleb Burgard, 1-for-3, RBI, run. DWU, Nagle, 2-for-3, 3 runs, RBI. Cody Silvera, 2-4, 2 runs, Cole Wenande, 2-for-3, 4 RBIs, run.