College baseball: UMD surrenders 27 runs in blowout
The good news for Minnesota Duluth's baseball team: The weather cooperated for an NSIC game against Minot State on Monday in Watford City, N.D.
The bad news: UMD committed seven errors, walked 11 batters, yielded seven Beaver runs in each of the first two innings and 10 more in the sixth, and was on the wrong end of a 27-12 drubbing.
Ethan Williamson paced Minot State (18-11 overall, 16-3 NSIC) by going 3-for-5 with a double, home run and seven RBIs. His teammate, Kyle Williamson, doubled twice and homered during a four-hit, five-RBI afternoon as the Beavers won for the 13th time in 14 games. Their lone blip over that span was a 5-3 loss to UMD on Sunday in a doubleheader split.
Brett Milazzo had two of the Bulldogs' nine hits Monday, while Chris Saltzmann belted his third homer of the season. Of the 27 runs allowed by UMD (15-16, 11-8) — the most against the Bulldogs since Southwest Minnesota State scored 34 in a March 2009 contest — 14 were unearned.