NDSU closes home slate with 10-4 win over SDSU
The North Dakota State baseball team set a school record for conference wins Sunday, as the Bison beat South Dakota State 10-4 in the final home game of the season at Newman Outdoor Field.
NDSU improved to 36-15 overall and 20-11 in the Summit League, the most league wins at any level in program history. The Jacks dropped to 12-28 overall and 7-17 in league play. The victory locked the Bison into the number two seed in the Summit League Tournament in two weeks. NDSU will close the regular season later this week at Eastern Kentucky. The three-game series starts Thursday night in Richmond, Ky.
Jack Simonsen led the Bison with two hits, while eight other Bison had a hit. Peter Brookshaw, Zach Solano and Calen Schwabe each scored twice, while Bennett Hostetler drove in a pair of runs. Jake Malec moved into a tie for sixth in school history with 53 runs scored on the season. With 13 walks in the game, the Bison set a new single-season school record with 227 free passes this season.
Cade Feeney picked up the win in two innings of work on the mound. He threw just 29 pitches without allowing a hit, while walking one and striking out two. Feeney improved to 5-1 in his rookie campaign. Zach Smith struck out three in four innings, while allowing four hits. Wyatt Nelson allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and two walks, while striking out one in two innings. Gabe Pilla tossed the final inning, allowing a walk.