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College baseball: UMD's season ends in sweep

Minnesota Duluth's season came to an end Saturday with 5-0 and 6-5 NSIC losses to Minnesota-Crookston at Bulldog Park. The Bulldogs, who were swept by the Golden Eagles in the four-game weekend series, finished 16-29 overall and 12-20 in the NSIC...

Minnesota Duluth's season came to an end Saturday with 5-0 and 6-5 NSIC losses to Minnesota-Crookston at Bulldog Park.

The Bulldogs, who were swept by the Golden Eagles in the four-game weekend series, finished 16-29 overall and 12-20 in the NSIC and will miss out on the eight-team conference postseason tournament.

Parker Hanson tossed a five-hitter for Minnesota Crookston (24-27, 10-22) in the opener.

Senior catcher Tyler Midas paced the Bulldogs with a pair of hits in his final day as a collegian.

UMD trailed 6-1 in the nightcap before scoring four times on four hits in the bottom of the eighth. Midas, senior right fielder Brett Milazzo and sophomore Chase Thomas each had three hits for the Bulldogs in the setback.

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• St. Scholastica overcame an early 2-0 deficit to defeat Bethany Lutheran College 5-2 and avoid a sweep at the hands of its UMAC rival Saturday at Wade Stadium.

The Saints lost 7-6 in the opener but the comeback in the nightcap allowed St. Scholastica to clinch at least a share of the regular-season UMAC title.

Joey Zwak, Aaron Weber and Cole Tyman each had two hits for the Saints (20-9 overall, 14-2 UMAC) and five pitchers combined to scatter nine hits.

Bethany Lutheran (17-9, 12-2) rallied to score three runs in the ninth in the opening game.

Drew Colvard had three hits and Brad Fossum three RBIs to lead the Saints.

• Cory Albertson's game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning capped Wisconsin-Superior's 16-6 and 10-8 UMAC sweep of Minnesota-Morris on Saturday at Ted Whereatt Field in Superior.
Braeden Barr went 4-for-5 with two runs and five RBIs to power UWS in the seven-inning opener, while Nick McNosky added three hits and four runs. Thomas Eckstein and Julien Shadle hit two-run homers for the Cougars.
Albertson had three runs but just one hit in the rematch, but it was a big one, a two-run shot over the center-field fence with two outs in the 10th. Barr staked the Yellowjackets (9-21 overall, 7-7 UMAC) to the early lead with a three-run homer in the bottom of the first, McNosky added two hits, two runs and two RBIs and Matt Boyde had a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings.

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