WAYNE – Over an 11-day period, the Wayne State College baseball team hosted four different conference opponents for 11 games (one being non-conference) as that stretch concluded Tuesday afternoon.
From the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex, WSC hosted Minot State University.
After entering the sixth inning trailing 15-4, Wayne State College rattled off eight runs but fell short, 15-14 in game one before Minot State University used their own eight-run inning in game two which was called due to darkness after seven and a half innings with MISU winning 15-6. The Beavers improved to 9-5 and 7-2 in league games while the ‘Cats fell to 5-9 (4-6 NSIC).
In the opening game, WSC led 3-2 in the first inning before Minot State scored two runs in the second to lead 4-3. After both teams scored a run in the third, the Beavers posted a seven-run fourth inning followed by two more runs in the fifth to lead 14-4. Wayne State then scored eight runs off just two hits, one being a grand slam but were then outscored 2-1 in the seventh. Final favored Minot State, 15-14.
Alex Logelin posted a four-hit performance (one double) with three RBI and one run scored while Peyton Barnes recorded a grand slam and three-run homerun to drive in seven runs and scored three times for WSC.
Kaleb Holm singled twice and scored twice; Bryce Bisenius doubled, drove in a run and scored twice; Brenden Madsen singled, drove in a run and scored twice; CJ Neumann singled and scored as Eric Standish, Garrett Svoboda and Andrew Hanson all scored.
Trenton Frerichs (1-2) suffered the loss in an inning and a third allowing four earned runs off four hits while striking out one batter and walking two.
Aaron Ras worked an inning and two-thirds allowing four runs (two earned) off two hits while striking out three batters, walking five and hitting one. Josh Renken pitched a third of an inning allowing four runs (three earned) off two hits while striking out, walking and hitting one batter each. Keean Allen came in for an inning and two-thirds allowing two earned runs off two hits while striking out one batter, walking one and hitting two. Nate Sailors was the lone pitcher who didn’t allow a run or hit in an inning striking out one batter. Andrew Staebell worked the final inning allowing an earned run off two hits while striking out and walking one batter each.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
2 2 1 7 2 0 1 15 12 2 – Minot State
3 0 1 0 0 8 2 14 11 1 – WSC
During the second game, Minot State scored three runs in the opening frame followed by WSC answering with three runs in the second. The Beavers then pulled away with an eight-run third inning to lead 11-3. Both teams scored a run in the fifth as Minot State outscored Wayne State, 3-2 in the sixth. The nine-inning game was called after seventh and a half due to darkness with Minot State University winning 15-6.
Bisenius posted a three-hit game with two RBI while Alex Logelin recorded a double, homerun, four RBI and one run scored for WSC.
Ty Beckwith and CJ Neumann both singled, Conner Fiene singled and scored twice as Brenden Madsen, Chris Cornish and Kaleb Holm all scored.
Brody Sintek (0-1) suffered the loss in two and two-thirds allowing 11 runs (four earned) off 10 hits while striking out two batters and walking three.
Nathan Anderson worked an inning and a third allowing one hit while striking out one batter and hitting two. Josh Yelick pitched an inning allowing an earned run while walking two batters. Nick Oden came in for an inning allowing three runs (two earned) off two hits while walking three batters as Grant Carl closed out the final two innings of scoreless baseball striking out four batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
3 0 8 0 1 3 0 0 15 13 1 – Minot State
0 3 0 0 1 2 0 X 6 8 6 – WSC
The Wayne State College baseball team will next play 13 straight road NSIC games. WSC will first visit Minnesota Crookston this Friday and Saturday, April 2 – 3 before traveling to Bemidji State next Wednesday, April 7.