MSU Baseball sweeps No. 17 Augustana in doubleheader Tuesday
Minot State 11,
Augustana (SD) 3
Senior Jordan Chappell was dominant on Tuesday, fanning eight Augustana (SD) hitters over 5.1 innings of work to help lead the Minot State Beavers past the Vikings 11-3.
In addition to his eight strikeouts, Chappell (3-3) went 5.1 innings, giving up three runs, one earned, on three hits and walking two for Minot State (16-13, 10-4). Senior Branden Hatley also made an impact on the mound for the Beavers, throwing one scoreless inning while allowing no hits, with no walks and one strikeout.
Senior Declan Buckle led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 3-for-4 in the ballgame with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Drew Behling put together a standout effort as well, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Senior Blake Gallagher also chipped in for Minot State with four RBIs.
How it happened
The Beavers got on the board immediately and managed to push across two runs in the first inning.
The Vikings then gained ground, narrowing the lead to 2-1 until the Beavers expanded their advantage in the third. Buckle came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State, which brought the Beavers lead to 3-1.
Augustana (SD) fired back to even the ballgame at three before Minot State reclaimed a 6-3 advantage in the fourth inning. The Beavers recorded three runs in the frame, two of them coming across on a two-run single off the bat of Gallagher.
Minot State kept the Vikings scoreless before their offense got in gear the next inning. The Beavers scored four runs in the inning, highlighted by a three-run home run off the bat of Buckle, bringing the Minot State advantage to 10-3.
The Beavers kept Augustana (SD) scoreless before building on their lead to 11-3 the following inning. Minot State scored once on an RBI single off the bat of freshman Dalin Ludlow. The score remained 11-3 for the rest of the game, as the Beavers coasted to the win.
— Buckle picked up three hits in the game for Minot State.
— Chappell struck out eight Vikings hitters.
— The Beavers had both Behling and Buckle smack multiple extra-base hits in the ballgame.
— Gallagher drove in four runs for Minot State.
— Every Minot State starter reached base safely in the win.
— Minot State’s highest scoring inning was the fifth, when it pushed four runs across.
— Four Beavers had multiple hits in the ballgame.
— The Beavers out-hit the Vikings at an 11-3 clip.
— Minot State went 5-for-15 (.333) with runners in scoring position.
— Minot State pitchers limited Augustana (SD) to just 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
— Minot State pitchers faced 29 Augustana (SD) hitters in the game, allowing four ground balls and six fly balls while striking out 11.
— The Beavers drew five walks from Augustana (SD) pitching.
Minot State 4, Augustana (SD) 3
GAME 2: Junior Dominick Parkhurst was dealing for the Minot State Beavers on Tuesday, surrendering just one run in a 4-3 victory against the Augustana (SD) Vikings.
The quality outing from Parkhurst (2-0) earned him the victory on the mound for Minot State (17-13, 11-4). The right-hander went seven innings, giving up one run on two hits, allowing two walks and striking out six.
Offensively, the Beavers were paced by Declan Buckle, who went 2-for-4 on the day with a walk and an RBI. Senior Drew Behling furnished a standout performance at the plate as well, going 2-for-4 with a double. Freshman Kellen Peat also chipped in for Minot State, putting together one hit in three trips to the plate while adding a double and an RBI.
How it happened
The Beavers were trailing 1-0 in the fifth inning when they first put runs on the board. Minot State got an RBI single from Buckle, scoring freshman Dalin Ludlow from second base.
The score remained at 1-1 until the very next inning, when the Beavers put runs on the scoreboard once again, which brought the score to 4-1 in favor of the Beavers. Augustana (SD) put two runs on the scoreboard before the game was over, but Minot State held on for the 4-3 win.
— Parkhurst struck out six Vikings hitters.
— Minot State’s highest scoring inning was the sixth, when it pushed three runs across.
— Parkhurst put together seven innings of one-run ball for the Beavers.
— The Beavers out-hit the Vikings at an 8-6 clip.
— Behling stole two bases in Tuesday’s game.
— Minot State pitchers faced 35 Augustana (SD) hitters in the game, allowing eight ground balls and 10 fly balls while striking out seven.
— Buckle led the Beavers at the plate, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
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