Monday Recap & Northern Sun Standings – Feb 23

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After what was a bad weekend, 3 Northern Sun baseball teams got some measure of revenge on the field in games that were played yesterday.  The teams combined for 4 wins out of the the 5 games played.

  • Wayne State (3-1) swept a pair of games from Pittsburg State.  They were led by junior outfielder Joe Wendte who was 5-8 with 5 RBI’s and 6 runs scored to pace the Wildcats attack.  Josh Yost (OF) and Alex Koch (1B) also contributed 3 run home runs in games 1 & 2 respectively.  Wayne State Sweep at Pittsburg State
  • Augustana topped Missouri S&T by the score of 8-1 to win their 3 game series and improve to 5-4 on the season.  Starting pitcher, Kenny Lidke surrendered only 5 hits in 7 innings of work to improve his record to 1-1.  Viking Baseball Downs Missouri S&T
  • Minnesota Duluth recorded the only loss of the day when they lost to Missouri Southern in game 1 of a double header (8-2).  They came back in game 2 for their first ever win against Southern by the score of 7-4.  Josh Threlkeld (1B) and David Olson (3B) picked up homers and freshman pitcher Mark Shaver got his first college win in relief.  Solid 2nd Game Performance Earns Bulldogs Split
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7 Responses to “Monday Recap & Northern Sun Standings – Feb 23”


  1. 1 wscsuperfan February 24, 2009 at 10:09 am

    The Wildcats had a lot of offense going for them in this series with Pitt State. A few bright spots on the mound too, but lots of good offense.

    • 2 fishingmn February 24, 2009 at 10:52 am

      Hey WSC – thanks for posting. You are more than welcome to be the Wayne State reporter and add more in depth information than I can provide.

  2. 3 WSCDad February 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    WSC did rebound nicely from the debacle that was game 1. Still kicked it around the diamond, but that will get better. Game 1 was their first time outside this year.

    Pitching staff seems like it has a chance to be strong and they will score some runs. 3 bombs from Koch (pre season All American)and 4 others with 1 each.

    • 4 fishingmn February 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm

      Welcome WSCDad,

      Coach Manganaro basically said the same thing to me this morning in an e-mail exchange. Not getting outside enough hurt them a little, especially in that first game when they had so many mistakes. He said he felt they were getting a little tired by the 4th game as well – need to get acclimated to the demands of the season.

  3. 5 WSCDad February 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    He played a lot of guys – I really didn’t notice the fatigue, but he would know more than I. I am anxious for them to get down south and get some games under their belts. I think they can go a long way this season.
    By the way, appreciate your effort with this blog and look forward to “baseball talk” as the season progresses.

  4. 6 augiefan February 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Augustana is scoring runs and stealing bases. They have scored 78 runs in 9 games. Stole 17-18 bases. Last year they stole 23 in 44 games. They have a team 313 batting average. Some nice hitting over the weekend. Three players come to my mind that have got it goin. Green had a nice weekend. On Sunday he went 3-7 with 6RBI and 1 homerun. Dubanoski, Charles.. is having a great start with 3 homeruns so far and 12 RBI’s and a .406 batting average. Baumann is getting it going after a 8 month layoff from baseball. Over the weekend he went 6-11 with 1 home run, 2 doubles and 6 RBI’s raised his average to .409.
    Pitching will be the question mark on the season.

    • 7 fishingmn February 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm

      Augiefan,

      Thanks for the details. It’s great to have you contribute more insight. Feel free to add more details frequently.

      Once we get more teams that have played a better subset of games I hope to add some statistical analysis. It’s tough when you have some teams that have played 10+ games and others (SWMS) that haven’t even started playing yet.

      FishingMN


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