Weekend Recap in the Northern Sun

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There were 5 Northern Sun Conference baseball teams in action over the weekend:

  • Minnesota State (4-6) kicked off their spring trip in Florida with a pair of games against #5 ranked Grand Valley State and came away with split (3-9, 5-4).  Second game starter, Patrick Lenton, pitched a complete game to lead the Mavericks to victory – Mavericks Split with GVSU.  Yesterday, they also split a doubleheader, losing to Ashland by a score of 6-4 before winning against Assumption, 11-7.  In the win against Assumption, Minnesota State got homers from Ben Kincaid and Geno Glynn.  Cody Hallahan picked up the win while freshman Blake Schwartz pitched the last 3 innings of no hit, 7 strike out ball to get his first collegiate save – Mavericks Lose One, Win One
  • Wayne State (4-3) had a lopsided win and a lopsided loss on Saturday.  In their early game they were led by a balanced offensive attack which included 14 hits.  Freshman pitcher Eric Schwieger pitched 5 innings, giving up only 1 run, to get his 2nd win in his 2nd collegiate start.  Balanced Hitting Carries Wayne St.  In the night cap, they faced Southern Indiana for the 2nd straight day and while the Friday game was close, this one wasn’t.  The Wildcats gave up 16 runs, committed 3 errors (leading to 9 unearned runs) and managed only 5 hits resulting in a 16-2 loss – Southern Indiana Blasts Wayne St.
  • St. Cloud State (12-4) went 2-0 over the weekend with a couple lopsided wins over D3 teams.  The team opened their spring trip in Phoenix, AZ with a 22-4 win over R.I.T. on Saturday and then destroyed Rockford yesterday 20-0.  Hot Hitting Continues for SCSU  The continue play today with a doubleheader against conference foe Northern State.
  • Speaking of the Northern State Wolves (2-3), they also opened spring break play with a win in Phoenix.  Northern beat North Park University by a score of 6-4.  Brock Pashen picked up his first win on the season, pitching the first 7.2 innings and the Wolves were led on offense by Aaron Kappes who was 2-5 including a home run.  Wolves Open With Win
  • Finally, Bemidji State (7-10) has now lost 3 games in the past 3 days.  The weekend games were both nail biters but both ended up on the wrong end of the ledger for the Beavers.  On Saturday, Bemidji State has a 7-6 lead going into the bottom of the 9th but gave up a 2 run single in that frame to lose 8-7 to Drury University – Ninth Inning Rally Lifts Drury  On Sunday, the Beavers battled back from a 6-1 deficit to score 1 in the 8th inning and 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to send it to extra innings.  Unfortunately, Arkansas Tech scored 2 in the top of the 11th inning to win 8-6 – Beavers Drop 11 Inning Marathon

1 Response to “Weekend Recap in the Northern Sun”

  1. 1 Wow March 9, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Was the opposing team throwing slow pitch softball style in the St. Cloud games. 22-4 and 20-0. Go all the way to AZ to play such tough competition, D111. You would probably get more out of it playing intersquad games. Again makes the stats look good.

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