SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AUGUSTANA)– The Augustana baseball staff defeated the Sioux Falls Cougars on Monday 12-2 in seven innings. The win gave Augustana the sweep over the opponent only a few blocks from the AU campus. The Vikings are actually 39-7-1 total and 29-4 in NSIC play. Sioux Falls drops to 24-24 total and 16-17 within the convention.
Ryan Jares began on the mound for the Vikings and pitched 5 full innings. Jares struck out 9 of the 18 batters that he confronted to earn the win and enhance to 6-2. Thomas Bruss entered the sport within the sixth inning and struck out two batters. Evan Furst spent one inning on the mound and recorded one strikeout.
Augustana tallied 4 runs within the first inning beginning with Will Olson’s single to middle area that introduced in Carter Howell. The Vikings pushed their result in 4-0 after Jack Hines hit an inside-the-park house run, plating Olson and Jordan Barth.
In the second inning, the Vikings scored six runs to push the lead over Sioux Falls to 10-0. Barth scored Drey Dirksen with a single to the USF third baseman, scoring the primary run of the inning. Hines introduced in Howell and Max Mosser with a single by to the left facet. Closing out the scoring within the inning was a double from Luke Ballweg that scored Barth, JT Mix and Jaxon Rosencranz.
A double from Rosencranz within the fourth inning despatched Ben Ihrke in to attain and push the result in 11-0.
The Cougars scored what can be their solely two runs of the sport within the sixth inning.
Tate Meiners ended the sport and sealed the win with a single that plated Michael Schoettmer within the seventh inning.
Hines totaled 5 RBI and Ballweg added three RBI within the win. Ten Vikings recorded not less than one hit with Hines’ three hits main the staff.
Augustana will shut out the common season with a three-game sequence in opposition to the Minnesota State Mavericks in Mankato, Minn. on Friday and Saturday. The first sport of the sequence is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The sequence is for the NSIC Regular Season Championship because the winner for the three-game sequence earns the title.