BRANDON, S.D. (AU) – No. 11 Augustana baseball is headed to the NSIC Tournament Championship after defeating the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 11-1 in seven innings Saturday night time. The Vikings fell to Minnesota State earlier on Saturday within the double-elimination event.
Augustana might want to beat Minnesota State twice on Sunday to win the NSIC Tournament Championship. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m. for sport one and 1 p.m. for the if vital sport two.
Game One: Minnesota State 5, Augustana 4
Ryan Jares began the sport on the mound for the Vikings and pitched seven full innings. Jares struck out 13 batters to convey his season whole to 101. In the eighth inning, Adam Diedrich took over for Jares on the mound and pitched 0.1 innings. Thomas Bruss entered the sport and recorded three strikeouts.
The Vikings have been off to an early lead, scoring two runs within the backside of the primary inning. Jack Hines singled to convey dwelling Jordan Barth. A JT Mix single despatched Will Olson throughout the plate and Augustana led 2-0.
In the second inning, Minnesota State hit a solo homer to chop the lead in half, 2-1.
Another solo dwelling run, this time within the fourth inning, allowed the Mavericks to knot the sport at two runs a chunk.
MSU took their first lead of the sport with a single to proper discipline that scored a runner.
In the eighth inning, the Vikings took the lead again beginning with a homer from Jack Hines to tie the sport. Max Mosser took a stroll with the bases loaded and Mix scored the main run.
Minnesota State scored the profitable run within the high of the ninth inning with a double that added two runs.
Hines tallied two RBI and Rosencranz had three hits within the loss.
Game Two: Augustana 11, Minnesota Duluth 1
The Vikings bounced again within the day’s second sport with a run-rule victory.
Jed Schmidt was the starter for the Vikings in opposition to Minnesota Duluth. Schmidt pitched seven full innings and recorded one strikeout. His file improves to 6-1 this season.
AU began the scoring within the second inning when JT Mix grounded out to second base and Will Olson added a run.
A solo homer from Jack Hines within the fourth inning introduced Augustana’s result in 2-0.
In the fifth inning, the Bulldogs scored their lone run of the sport after a single by means of to the fitting aspect introduced a runner dwelling.
Hines doubled to left middle within the sixth inning, plating Carter Howell and Drey Dirksen, pushing the Viking’s result in 4-1. With the bases loaded, Jaxon Rosencranz was hit by a pitch and took his base, sending Jordan Barth in to attain. Tony Lanier was additionally hit by a pitch within the subsequent play and Hines added a run to the board. Closing out the high-scoring fifth inning was Dirksen with a single to the left aspect that despatched Mix and Rosencranz throughout dwelling plate.
Howell scored his second run of the sport within the sixth inning after a single from Hines.
In the seventh inning, Howell hit a rocket to left discipline and introduced Dirksen dwelling, ending the sport early with 10 runs greater than the Bulldogs.
With a double within the backside of the third inning, Barth logged his 320th profession hit to turn into Augustana’s all-time hits chief. The file is the third that Barth has damaged this season, together with turning into the profession doubles chief and the profession RBI chief.
Hines went 4-for-4 on the plate and totaled 4 RBI. Barth, Howell and Dirksen every had two hits within the victory.
Augustana will play two video games for the NSIC Tournament Championship on Sunday at First National Bank Field in Brandon, South Dakota. Game one is about for 11 a.m. and sport two is about for 1 p.m.