Hawks beat DWU twice in 7th inningMINNEAPOLIS — The Dickinson State baseball team’s season started with some drama Friday afternoon.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Dickinson State baseball team’s season started with some drama Friday afternoon.
A throwing error by Dakota Wesleyan catcher Toby Kaplan allowed three runs to score after a single by Jordan Tescher in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving DSU a 5-4 win in the opening game of a doubleheader.
Pinch-hitter Ryan Risse then hit a two-out single in the seventh inning of the second game to help the Blue Hawks walk out of the Metrodome with a 6-5 victory.
“A win’s a win, no matter how pretty or ugly it is,” DSU head coach Jason Watson said. “We’ll definitely take it.”
Tescher’s rip to the left side made Dakota Wesleyan try and force Brock Murphy into a rundown between third base and home. But, Kaplan’s errant throw went into center field and allowed not only Murphy but Jacob Muir and Tescher to score for the tying and game-winning runs.
Watson laughed as he described watching the play happen.
“I kind of blacked out,” he said. “Did that really just happen?”
No other statistics were available from either game.
The teams play again at 7 a.m. today at the Metrodome.