Dickinson State baseball finding groove in TucsonTUCSON, Ariz. — The Dickinson State University baseball team grabbed two more wins on recent road trip.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Dickinson State University baseball team grabbed two more wins on recent road trip.
The Blue Hawks split a doubleheader with St. Ambrose, piled up runs against Norwich University and lost to Dakota Wesleyan in the Tucson Invitational.
“We’re playing well,” DSU head coach Jason Watson said. “We are starting to turn it around and playing good baseball. We’re just trying to cut down on what we call ‘freebies’ — walks, errors, hit by pitches, things like that.”
DSU is finding its groove after a shaky start. The Blue Hawks are 6-2 in their roadtrip after starting out the season 3-5. DSU has its pitching and defense to thank.
“They are throwing the ball at a downward angle working the knees,” Watson said. “They are cutting down on the walks, hit by pitches and making the other team put the ball in play.”
On Wednesday, DSU took the opening of the double-header against St. Ambrose (Iowa) 8-4, but lost in a nail biter 6-5.
The Blue Hawks responded in the opening game against Norwich University (Va.) 21-5. DSU then fell to Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) 7-2 in the afternoon game.
DSU continues its road trip against Norwich University and Calvin College (Mich.) at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. respectively today.