Minnesota Duluth rallied out of a two-run hole, only to watch Malone University score four times in the bottom of the eighth inning en route to a 6-4 nonconference college baseball victory that ended the Bulldogs' Florida getaway Thursday.
Trailing 3-2 entering the eighth, the Pioneers (7-4) pulled ahead 4-3 via an RBI single and a sacrifice bunt. Todd Ropp then made it a 6-3 game by homering to left field.
Henry George had three of UMD's nine hits. Marcus Frederickson took the pitching loss despite seven strong innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out eight.
The Bulldogs (4-4) finished 2-4 at the Russmatt Central Florida Invite. They're now off until March 17.
UWS swept at U.S. Bank Stadium
Wisconsin-Superior pitchers Auggie Anderson and Ryan Rodriguez limited Carroll University to five hits in the opener of a doubleheader at U.S. Bank Stadium, but the Pioneers made them count in a 2-1 victory, which preceded a 9-3 Carroll win.
Matt Boyde singled — one of three UWS hits — to drive in the Yellowjackets' only run in the seventh inning of the first game.
In the finale, each team tallied eight hits, but the Pioneers (2-0) proved more capitalistic while jumping out to a 5-1 lead. They put things out of reach with a four-run sixth.
Cory Albertson and Spencer Lawniczak had two hits apiece for UWS (0-3).