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UMD splits on walk-off walk

Sophomore John Meyer drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Minnesota Duluth a 6-5 victory over Southwest Minnesota State and a split in the teams’ Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader Sunday at Minnetonka, Minn.

The Mustangs won the opener 5-0 behind Mitch Wurm’s three-hit shutout and a pair of home runs off Bulldogs starter Ryan Lakin.

UMD (7-15 overall, 3-9 NSIC) led 3-0 in the nightcap before the Mustangs (12-12), 3-5) had a bases-loaded walk themselves and a three-run triple by Patrick     Rients to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Austin Stubbs’ RBI double increased the lead to two runs, but Grant Farley and Matt Vogt doubled in runs in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, and a pair of walks secured the win.

UMD is slated to open its home season this weekend against Augustana College, though weather and field conditions will determine where the games are played.

UWS, Oshkosh split pair

First baseman Sam Holden was 4-for-5 with four RBIs to lead Wisconsin-Superior to a 10-1 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a split of the teams’ Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series Monday in Oshkosh.

The Yellowjackets (9-6 overall, 1-3 WIAC) scored seven runs in the seventh inning with the help of two errors, while pitchers Damian Wiblin and Graham Miller combined on a seven-hitter and eight strikeouts. Outfielder Wyatt Soderquist added three RBIs.

The Titans (10-6, 3-3) won the opener 11-1 in seven innings as Travis Sindles tossed a five-hitter and struck out nine and all nine batters had at least one hit. Trent Whitcomb and Bobby Kachel had two RBIs apiece.

College softball

Sadler stars in Bulldogs’ sweep

Pitcher Cayli Sadler earned two victories and aided her cause by driving in six runs in Minnesota Duluth’s sweep over Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foe Southwest Minnesota State on Monday in Marshall, Minn.

Sadler allowed five hits and struck out four in five innings of an opening-game 10-3 victory and then tossed a six-hit complete game in a 7-4 win. She was 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the opener and added three RBIs on two hits, including a two-run home run, in the nightcap.

Megan Mullen and Ashley Lewis each had three hits during the Bulldogs’ 14-hit barrage to begin the doubleheader, while Hailey Lundquist’s bases-clearing double keyed a four-run first inning in the second game.

UMD improved to 16-14 overall and 2-4 in the NSIC; the Mustangs fell to 7-19-1 and 4-6-1.

A visit to Bemidji State is on tap Wednesday.