BRANDON, SD – For a third straight game in the NSIC baseball series, Wayne State College and Sioux Falls battled within a run.
Back at FNB Field in Brandon, South Dakota, the Wildcat baseball team visited the Cougars of USF on Sunday for a nine-inning contest.
Sioux Falls secured the 4-3 win to improve to 24-19 (16-12 NSIC). Wayne State suffered their third straight one-run loss and have dropped five straight to now sit 16-20 (10-12 NSIC).
Sioux Falls took the early 2-0 lead after the first inning before Wayne State cut into the deficit with a run in the top of the third. Following four scoreless innings, the Wildcats took the lead thanks to a two-run eighth. USF then won in walk-off fashion and third straight one-run after scoring twice in the home half of the ninth. Final favored USF, 4-3 as the Cougars outhit WSC, 10-6 but committed three errors compared to none from Wayne State.
Conner Fiene recorded a solo homerun while Chris Cornish singled twice for WSC. Noah Roberts, Alex Logelin and Nate Sailors all singled as Andrew Hanson and Colin Lynam both scored.
Brody Sintek (3-5) suffered the loss in eight and a third allowing four earned runs off nine hits while striking out four batters, walking three and hitting two. Josh Renken allowed one hit in the final inning (didn’t record an out).
The Wayne State College baseball team is back on their home diamond on Wednesday, April 27 hosting Winona State starting at 1:30 p.m. for a doubleheader.