DSU baseball team nabs 4 straight wins in TucsonTUCSON, Ariz. — The Dickinson State baseball team is right at home in the Copper State.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Dickinson State baseball team is right at home in the Copper State.
The Blue Hawks won their first four games of their spring break trip on Monday and Tuesday and senior Jon Mendoza is on a tear, going 9-for-14 with 10 RBI so far.
DSU picked up a pair of wins against Illinois Tech on Monday and then swept Dakota Wesleyan in a doubleheader that featured an extra-inning game.
Travis Setere drove in three runs as DSU dropped Illinois Tech 12-1 in its Monday opener.
The Blue Hawks (7-5) needed three runs in the sixth to beat Illinois Tech 10-9 in the second game. Mendoza and Brock Murphy each drove in three runs.
Mendoza drove in three runs while Jake Coyle added two RBI as DSU scored two runs in the seventh and eighth innings for a 10-9 extra-inning, come-from-behind win over DWU.
Justin Elizondo went 3-for-3 with five RBI and was a home run shy of the cycle in the 16-4 win against DWU.
The Blue Hawks face Norwich University (Vermont) and DWU today.
Dickinson State 11,
Dakota Wesleyan 10, 8 innings
DWU 013 113 01 — 10 13 1
DSU 511 000 22 — 11 11 4
Tyler Johnson, Alex Meyer (5) and James McCaleb. C.J. Ketron, Ian Anderson (5), Bobby King (6), Andrew Grafton (7) and Ryan Risse. W–Grafton. L–Johnson. HR–none.
Highlights: DSU, Jon Mendoza 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI; Risse 2-for-2, BB, 2B, RBI; Jake Coyle 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI.
Dickinson State 16, Dakota Wesleyan 4
DSU 840 310 0 — 16 11 1
DWU 000 031 0 — 4 9 3
Erik Bastio, Ryan Crossingham (5), Cole Steinbeisser (6), Nick Kearley (7) and Ryan Risse, Zach Griffith (3). Erik Nockleby, Schyler Bryan (3), Zac Turbes (6), Zac Custer (7) and Chris Ciatti, James McCaleb (4). W–Bastio. L–Nockleby. HR–none.
Highlights: DSU, Justin Elizondo 3-for-3, 3B, 2B, 5 RBI; Derek Carley 2-for-3, RBI; Travis Setere 3-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI; Jon Mendoza 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Jake Coyle 1-for-4, 3 RBI.
Dickinson State 12, Illinois Tech 1
Ill. Tech 000 100 0 — 1 5 7
DSU 250 032 x — 12 8 2
Illinois Tech pitching unavailable. Tanner Newman and Zach Griffith. W–Newman. L–unavailable. HR–none.
Highlights: DSU Tanner Newman 1-for-4, run; Derek Carley 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 run; Travis Setere 2-for-3, 3 RBI, 3 runs; Jon Mendoza 1-for-2, 2 RBI, run; Zach Griffith 1-for-4, RBI; Brock Murphy, 1-for-3, RBI, run; Sam Bisson 1-for-3, RBI, run.
Dickinson State 10, Illinois Tech 9
Ill. Tech 600 021 0 — 9 11 2
DSU 104 113 x — 10 11 3
Illinois Tech pitching unavailable. Ryan Crossingham, Chas Allen (1), Bobby King (5), Andrew Grafton (7). W–King. L–unavailable. HR–none.
Highlights: DSU, Tanner Newman 1-for-4, 2B, 2 runs; Justin Elizondo 1-for-3, 2B, RBI; Derek Carley 1-for-3, 2 runs; Jon Mendoza 3-for-4, 3 RBI, run; Jacob Muir 2-for-4, RBI, run; Ryan Risse 2-for-2, RBI; Brock Murphy 1-for-3, 3 RBI, run.