College baseball: UMD swept in doubleheader
Minnesota Duluth had its winning streak stopped at four games Wednesday in Marshall, Minn., where the Bulldogs dropped 8-4 and 9-3 NSIC decisions to last-place Southwest Minnesota State.
UMD (12-27 overall, 9-19 NSIC) couldn't make a 3-0 first-inning lead stand in the opener as the Mustangs (8-22, 7-18) scored the next eight runs, with four of them coming in the third inning on a solo homer from Brady Lanoue and a three-run shot from Ben Heichel. Cory Krolikowski doubled twice for the Bulldogs, whose chances of reaching the eight-team NSIC tournament took a big hit.
Looking to salvage a split, UMD again scored first in the finale, but the Mustangs pulled away with a four-run fourth for a 7-2 lead. Anders Brown collected two of the Bulldogs' four hits, including a solo homer.
• St. Scholastica continued its torrid offensive pace and stretched its winning streak to 14 games thanks to 13-8 and 9-0 UMAC wins over North Central in Minneapolis.
Lane Girtz was 5-for-6 in game one, and Aaron Weber and Cole Tyman added four hits apiece as the Saints (19-8 overall, 10-0 UMAC) pounded out 19 hits, five of which were doubles.
They tacked on three more doubles, plus James Fuerniss' home run, in securing a sweep. Four St. Scholastica batters tallied two hits, including Justin Fleming, who drove in three runs. Grant Taival scattered six hits and fanned three over seven shutout innings to pick up the pitching win.
• Alex Osness doubled and tripled and drove in four runs to lead Wisconsin-Superior to a 17-2, seven-inning win over Northland College and a sweep of their UMAC doubleheader at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
UWS (11-15, 5-7) scored five runs in the second inning and nine in the third en route to compiling 15 hits. Cory Albertson was 3-for-4, while Bryce Flanagan had three RBIs and three runs scored.
The Yellowjackets won the opener 14-6, getting hits from eight players and runs driven in by seven. Four players hit doubles in dropping the Lumberjacks to 7-17 and 1-5.