College baseball: UMD wins first game of season, then loses by 20 runs
Minnesota Duluth rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Sioux Falls 8-7 in a nonconference action late Saturday in Winter Haven, Fla., giving the Bulldogs their first win of the season.
Those good feelings didn’t last long, however, as the Bulldogs lost 23-3 to Northwood as their Florida spring trip continued Sunday.
UMD jumped to a 5-0 lead over Sioux Falls before allowing seven consecutive runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Anders Brown’s two-run single tied the score at 7-7 and Ben Danielson walked with the bases loaded to bring in the winning run. Brown had three RBIs, while Totsen Mann and McCale Preston each had two hits for UMD (1-2).
In Sunday’s game, the Bulldogs allowed five runs in each of the second and fourth innings to fall behind 15-1.
- Despite sunny, 83-degree weather, St. Scholastica’s spring trip to Auburndale, Fla., took an unpleasant turn with an 11-1, seven-inning loss to Fontbonne University on Sunday.
Jerry Gooley and Cole Tyman had the Saints’ only hits off Fontbonne pitcher Luke Summers, who struck out 11 and walked just one.