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Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:44 pm

The Dakota State University baseball team was swept in a North Star Athletic Association four-game series over the weekend in Forest City, Iowa.

On Sunday, the Warriors opened with a 13-0 victory and gained a 5-4 win in the nightcap.

The Warriors scored five runs in both of the first two innings and went on to post a 13-0 win.

Mac Pearson went the distance and tossed a no-hitter to gain the win. He issued one walk and fanned seven batters.

Chris Burke suffered the loss as he worked 1 1/3 innings. He gave up seven runs on six hits. Sage Hudson, Jared Urbach, Ryan Peterson and Kyle Gosh each worked at least one inning of relief.

Waldorf banged out 17 hits. Joey Ponder was 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. Matt Palmer and Matthew Garcia each had a 2-run homer.

In the nightcap, Waldorf broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the fifth inning and held off a DSU comeback try in the final inning to earn a 5-4 lead.

DSU's Jerrett Plunkett led off the game with a double and later scored on a fielder's choice by Samuel Drummond.

The Warriors scored three times in the first when Palmer had a 2-RBI triple.

DSU scored twice in the third inning. With the bases loaded, Jalen Boyd had an RBI sacrifice fly to knock in the first run. Later Drummond had an RBI single to bring in the tying run.

The score remained deadlocked until the fifth inning. The Warriors scored twice to gain a 5-3 advantage.

The Trojans mounted a comeback in the final frame. Plunkett cracked a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly.

The Trojans were able to load the base before the final out was recorded on an attempt to steal home.

DSU had nine hits with Plunkett hitting three doubles. Drummond recorded two singles and two RBIs.

Waldorf had five hits. Garrett Munoz and Ponder each had a double and an RBI.

Brett Sanchez suffered the loss as he went the distance. He allowed five runs (one unearned) on five hits.

Dylan Hoffman picked up the win as he worked 6 2/3 innings. He gave up four runs on eight hits and struck out four. Andrew Benns picked up the save as he recorded the final out.

Saturday's games

Waldorf opened the four-game series on Saturday with 7-6 and 20-4 wins.

In the first game, the Trojans scored once in the first inning on a Waldorf error. The Trojans used doubles by Boyd and Marcos Alvarez to score a run and gain a 2-0 advantage after the third inning.

The Warriors scored three times in the sixth. Dusty Rogers blasted a two-run homer to put the Warriors on top 3-2.

Waldorf stretched its lead to 4-2 in the seventh frame.

DSU mounted a comeback in the eighth inning and regained the lead by scoring four runs. Ryan Jackovich had an RBI single and Plunkett had a 3-RBI double for the Trojans.

The Warriors scored twice in the eighth to deadlock the score at 6-6.

Waldorf scored once in the ninth inning without a hit. Warriors loaded the bases and used a walk to force in the winning run.

DSU had 10 hits. Plunkett had a double, a single and three RBIs. Boyd had a double and a single while Drummond and Jackovich each had two hits. Alvarez added a double and an RBI.

Waldorf had 11 hits off three DSU hurlers. Rogers had a home run, a single and three RBIs for the winners.

Adam Berryhill started on the mound for DSU and worked 6 2/3 innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out five. Max Luesebrink worked 1/3 of an inning. Sage Hudson worked 2/3 of an inning. Trey Randel suffered the loss in relief as he worked 2/3 of an inning. He gave up one run on one hit.

Heath Chapman worked 7 2/3 innings and allowed six runs (one unearned) on eight hits and recorded six strikeouts. Benns picked up the win in relief as he worked 1 1/3 innings and limited the Trojans to two hits.

In the nightcap, Waldorf used a 13-run fifth inning to race past DSU 20-4.

Trailing 4-0 heading into the third inning, DSU scored three runs to cut the deficit to one, 4-3. Drummond and Alvarez each had a RBI single in the inning while Tanner Landman added an RBI double.

The Warriors tacked on a run in the fourth frame while DSU added a run in the fifth.

Waldorf exploded for 13 runs in the fifth inning and never looked back.

DSU had eight hits. Drummond and Landman each had a double, a single and an RBI. Boyd added a double and Burke had a pair of singles.

Waldorf banged out 18 hits. Brett Stenlund had a double, two singles and three RBIs for the winners.

Micah DeHarty suffered the loss. He pitched four innings and allowed eight runs (three unearned) on six hits. Luesebrink, Peterson and Andrew Dayton all worked in relief.

Kyle Froom picked up the win. He tossed 4 1/3 innings and gave up four runs (one unearned) on seven hits. Nicholas Ray earned the save after holding the Trojans scoreless for 2 1/3 innings. He limited the Trojans to one hit.

DSU (3-17 overall, 1-7 in NSAA) is scheduled to play South Dakota State University at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in Brookings.

DSU will host Mount Marty on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Flynn Field. A developmental game is set for 6 p.m.

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