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College baseball: Bulldogs drop two, Yellowjackets crank out 10 homers in sweep of Northland

UMD's offense struggles in NSIC-opening doubleheader.

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Luke DeGrammont and Griffin Lapp earned pitching wins as Concordia-St. Paul blanked Minnesota Duluth 1-0 and 7-0 in their NSIC openers Saturday in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

DeGrammont pitched six innings, allowing three hits, with five strikeouts and three walks in the seven-inning opener. Mitchell Waletzki took the loss for UMD despite allowing only one run on three hits in five innings, with eight strikeouts. Ryan Bastyr’s double down the right-field line scored Shea Pekarek with the game’s only run in the second inning.

Lapp pitched eight stellar innings, allowing four hits, with 10 strikeouts and no walks in the rematch. Offensively, Matt Pietsch had four hits and two runs and Patrick Bordewick had three hits and a run to lead the Golden Bears (5-1). Ben Shepard took the loss for UMD (2-2) despite allowing just two hits in 5 1/3 innings, with six strikeouts.

  • Wisconsin-Superior pounded out 36 hits and 10 home runs in a 22-8 and 15-14 nonconference sweep of Northland in a seven-inning doubleheader at NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior.

Bryce Flanagan, Nick Shea, Gunner Johnson, Christian Garcia, and Ben Rhodes all hit home runs to lead UWS in the opener, with Flanagan finishing with three hits and six RBIs.
Isaac Grothe hit two home runs and Shea, Ryan Castaneda and Josh Hukriede also hit home runs in the rematch for the Yellowjackets (4-4). Rian Arreazola had three hits and seven RBIs, including a grand slam to lead the Lumberjacks (0-7).

After all that, UWS sophomore Sam McNosky scored the winning run on a passed ball in the sixth inning.

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