SDSU rallies twice to beat DSU
By NICKY HUNTIMER, DSU Sports Information
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Dakota State University lost a doubleheader to South Dakota State University here Wednesday. SDSU had to rally back in both games to secure the wins.|
SDSU 14, DSU 7
The Trojans opened a six-run lead in the second inning, only to see the Jackrabbits outscore them 14-1 for the rest of the game to seal the 14-7 win.
In the top of the second with one out, the Trojans loaded the bases with back-to-back singles by Andy Lee and Danny Flahie and a walk to Kyle Braun. A single by Kyle Holland scored the first run for DSU.
The Trojans' lead grew to 5-0 when Rays Roman hit a grand slam. Anyelo Roman then hit a solo homer to make the score 6-0.
SDSU answered in the third inning with six runs with a 2-RBI double by Daniel Telford to deadlock the score at 6-6.
Telford broke the tie in the fourth with one swing of the bat. He smacked a 2-run homer to give the Jackrabbits an 8-6 lead.
DSU's Rays Roman smacked a solo homer in the fifth frame, his second roundtripper of the game.
It was all SDSU after that. The Jackrabbits exploded for six runs in the sixth frame on six hits.
Rays Roman had two home runs (his fourth and fifth of the season) and produced five RBIs for the Trojans. Holland and Lee each had two singles. Anyelo Roman extended the DSU school record for career home runs to 25.
Telford had a home run and a double with four RBIs for the Jackrabbits. Eric Danforth and Daniel Marra each had two doubles for SDSU.
The Jackrabbits outhit DSU 17-9.
Anyelo Roman started the game for the Trojans. He pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on four hits. Drew Sweeter worked 1/3 of an inning in relief and gave up two runs on four hits. Seth Rockafellow (1-2) suffered the loss as he pitched two innings in relief. He allowed two runs on three hits. Kevin Madera pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up four unearned runs on two hits. Jamie Jorgensen worked 1/3 inning and allowed two unearned runs on four hits.
Talon Jumper picked up the win in relief.
SDSU 11, DSU 7
DSU went up 3-0 early with RBI singles by Ryan Bourcier and Madera, along with an RBI sacrifice fly by Braun, but SDSU fought back and picked up an 11-7 win.
SDSU's Nick Andrews hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Then Jordan Varga smacked a three-run homer to give SDSU a 6-3 lead.
DSU stayed close and cut the deficit to two, 6-4, in the fourth inning when Holland hit an RBI single.
SDSU started to pull away with four more runs, but the Trojans got RBI singles from Holland and Danny Flahie.
SDSU added the final run of the game in the sixth frame.
Holland was 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, two singles and two RBIs. Flahie was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three singles and an RBI. Bourcier, Madera and Chaz Palmer each had two singles.
Varga produced four RBIs with a home run. Andrews had a home and recorded three RBIs.
DSU outhit the Jackrabbits 13-9.
Josh Caven (1-3) suffered the loss. He tossed 2 2/3 innings and allowed six runs (one unearned) on six hits. Rockafellow worked 1/3 inning and gave up four unearned runs on two hits. Luke Gassman pitched one shutout inning. Josh Grissom worked the fifth inning and gave up one unearned run on one hit. Evan Steemken tossed a scoreless sixth inning.
Aaron Klatt picked up the win in relief.
DSU (9-17) visits in-state rival Dakota Wesleyan on Friday. First pitch for the nine-inning game is set for 6 p.m. at Caldwell Park in Mitchell.