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Blue Hawks baseball splits doubleheader

TUCSON, Ariz. -- After Dickinson State was shutout in its first game on Wednesday, the Blue Hawks were happy to get away with a split.DSU split a doubleheader with Wayland Baptist, losing 3-0 then winning 5-2 at the Tucson Invitational. The first...

TUCSON, Ariz. - After Dickinson State was shutout in its first game on Wednesday, the Blue Hawks were happy to get away with a split.
DSU split a doubleheader with Wayland Baptist, losing 3-0 then winning 5-2 at the Tucson Invitational.
The first game ended in a shutout loss for the Bluehawks with Gabriel Lizarraga recording the loss on the mound. Wayland Baptist, which didn’t commit an error in the game, was led by winning pitcher Jordie Henry after he threw nine strikeouts and allowed a single hit. Henry’s offense backed him up with eight hits.
DSU junior shortstop Sagan Osborne put a halt in Henry’s no-hitter to give DSU its only hit.
However, the Blue Hawks turned it around in the second game. DSU rallied after a disappointing first game, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning and never looking back.
Though four different pitchers were on the mound for the Blue Hawks (11-13), junior Joey Buchanan, junior Taylor Dantini, sophomore Jonathan Koessel and senior Josh Schuller still held Wayland Baptist to six hits and two runs.
Junior catcher Chad Mackay assisted the Blue Hawks with a double, single and an RBI while sophomore outfielder Wacy Ortmann crossed home plate three times.
The Blue Hawks were fueled by freshman third baseman Nathan Demarais (1 for 3 and an RBI), senior left fielder Jake Young (2 for 2 and an RBI), senior second baseman Jake Hignite (1 for 3 and a run), senior right fielder Tyler Czech (1 for 2 and a run), and senior center fielder Ryan Mitchell (1 for 2 and an RBI).
DSU also improved from the first game to the second, committing five errors, and then zero, respectively.
DSU closes out the Tucson Invitational at 10 a.m. and noon today against the University of Antelope Valley.

Wayland Baptist 3, Dickinson State 0
DSU 000 000 0 - 0 1 5
WB 011 001 0 - 3 5 1
Gabriel Lizarraga and Austin Tennant. Jordie Henry and Ernesto Lizardi.
W–Henry. L–Lizarraga. HR–none.
Highlights: DSU, Sagan Osborne 1 for 3. WB, Austin Davis 1 for 2, run; Aaron Vallance 1 for 4, run; Gregg Veneklasen 1 for 3, RBI; Lizardi 1 for 3, RBI.

Dickinson State 5, Wayland Baptist 2
WB 001 010 0 - 2 6 2
DSU 030 101 0 - 5 8 0
Jonathan Frost and Kyle Parriera (4) and Kevin Torres (6) and Skyler Wood. Joey Buchanan and Taylor Dantini (5) and Jonathan Koessel (6) and Josh Schuller (7) and Chad Mackay.
W–Buchanan. L–Frost. HR–none.
Highlights: WB, Alex Mumm 2 for 3, run; Hector Romero 2 for 3; Bass 1 for 4, run. DSU, Mackay 2 for 2, RBI; Jake Young 2 for 3, RBI; Nathan Demarais 1 for 3, RBI; Jake Hignite 1 for 3, run; Tyler Czech 1 for 2, run; Ryan Mitchell 1 for 2, RBI; Wacy Ortmann 3 runs.

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