Dickinson State baseball splits with Jamestown
The Dickinson State baseball team suffered its first North Star Athletic Association loss of the season on Saturday, a 9-2 defeat at the hands of Jamestown, but the Blue Hawks bounced back to take the second game of the day's doubleheader by a 4-...
The Dickinson State baseball team suffered its first North Star Athletic Association loss of the season on Saturday, a 9-2 defeat at the hands of Jamestown, but the Blue Hawks bounced back to take the second game of the day's doubleheader by a 4-3 score at Dakota Community Bank and Trust Stadium and Astoria Field.
The Blue Hawks are now 15-13 overall and 5-1 in the NSAA. They finish the season series with the Jimmies with a doubleheader on Sunday, with games scheduled for noon and 3 p.m.
In DSU's win on Saturday, junior pitcher Ryan Absher issued seven walks but was never really in danger until the seventh inning, when the Blue Hawks led 4-0 and he walked the bases loaded with no outs. He then got a pop up to the shortstop and was replaced by Sean Getchell.
Getchell allowed a sacrifice fly to Landon Uetz and a two-run double to Mark Kane before getting the final out.
Absher earned the win after going 6 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and just three hits allowed. Getchell earned the save.
The Blue Hawks did their scoring in the first, fifth and sixth innings.
Trevor Oldham singled in the first inning to score Nate Demarais, who led off the inning with a walk. In the fifth, Danny Brescia singled to score Micquel Robinson for a 2-0 lead, and Sagan Osborne hit a two-run home run to left field in the sixth, a shot that scored Dylan Skabo, who had singled in front of him.
In Saturday's first game, Dickinson pitcher Gabe Lizarraga was roughed up for nine runs (seven earned) on 10 hits with four walks and no strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Lizarraga allowed a two-run homer to Kane in the sixth inning, which made it 9-1 at the time, and he walked his next batter before he was relieved by Taylor Dantini, who pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed two hits and three walks but no runs. Demarais pitched two scoreless innings to end the game.
Dickinson State scored in the third inning when Skabo came home on an error. That made it 2-1 at the time, but the Jimmies scored four runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth and two in the sixth to put the game out of reach.
Dickinson's final run came in the top of the seventh after Skabo singled to bring home Robinson.
Robinson had two hits, including a double, in the game, and Jacob Cuch and Skabo also had two hits.
Taichi Sasaki had four hits for the Jimmies, including a double, and Kaleb Binstock went 3 for 5 with two doubles and twu runs scored.