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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:32 pm

The Dakota State University baseball team won one out of three games against Viterbo on Friday during a tripleheader at Flynn Field in Madison.

Viterbo got an outstanding pitching performance by Kyle Gilbertson to gain a 4-0 win in game one. Gilbertson went the distance to pick up the win; he limited the Trojans to just four hits and struck out four.

Samuel Drummond had two singles for the Trojans while Alec Gannon and Justin Odlum each had a single.

Viterbo had eight hits. Myles Sandeen cracked a home run. Nolan Glunz had a double and a single.

Adam Berryhill suffered the loss as he worked just 1 2/3 innings. He gave up three runs on five hits. Trey Randel worked 5 1/3 innings in relief and gave up one run on three hits.

In the second game, DSU got another outstanding pitching performance, this time by Brett Sanchez, to pick up a 2-1 win. He allowed just six hits and struck out six to get the complete-game win.

Viterbo scored once in the opening inning.

DSU got on the board in the third when Chris Burke doubled to knock in the tying run.

With the score deadlocked in the seventh, DSU's Ryan Jackovich singled with one out. Keaton Hoeke entered the game as a pinch runner for Jackovich and stole second base. Devin Jacobs hit a walk-off RBI single to score Hoeke and the Trojans earned their first home win since April 2017.

DSU had four hits. Burke had a double and an RBI while Jacobs and Drummond each had a hit.

Adam Helgeson had two hits for the V-Hawks.

Samuel Torsey suffered the loss as he went the distance. He gave up two runs (one unearned) on four hits.

In the nightcap, the V-Hawks earned an 8-3 win.

Trailing 4-0 in the fourth frame, the Trojans' Gannon belted a solo home run -- his first of the season and first of his career.

The V-Hawks scored once in the fourth and twice in the fifth inning for an 8-1 lead.

DSU pushed two runs across the plate in the sixth as Gannon and Burke each had an RBI single.

DSU had nine hits. Gannon was 3-for-3 with a home run, two singles and two RBIs. Burke and Marcos Alvarez each had a double and a single.

Viterbo had seven hits off six DSU hurlers. Ryan Ellingson had two hits for the winners.

Andrew Dayton suffered the loss; he gave up one run in the first inning. Other pitchers for DSU were Micah DeHarty, Randel, Ryan Peterson, Max Luesebrink and Jared Urbach.

Joe Cliver picked up the win as he worked five innings and allowed one run on four hits. Caleb Thompson and Peter Rossman were also on the mound for Viterbo.

DSU honored their seniors before the second game: Alvarez, Berryhill, Jalen Boyd, Dayton, Christian Sanchez and student assistant Trae Ramsey.

DSU closed the season with a 4-34 overall record and 2-21 in the North Star Athletic Association. The Trojans did not qualify for the NSAA postseason tournament.

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