Trojans Split with Jamestown
by KDLT Sports
April 02, 2013 9:41 PM
LENNOX, S.D. – Each Dakota State starter got at least a hit in a 9-3 game one victory over Jamestown (N.D.) in an Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) baseball conference game at the Westerman Park Tuesday afternoon. The Jimmies held on to a 5-3 thrilling victory over the Trojans in the second game of the doubleheader.
Dakota State, which ended their five-game losing streak after the first game victory, is currently 6-19 overall record and 1-5 A.I.I. conference record. The Trojans snapped Jamestown's five-game winning streak, but improved their overall record to 14-9 and 3-1 A.I.I. conference record after the second game win.
The doubleheader was played at the Westerman Park due to unfavorable playing conditions at Flynn Field in Madison, S.D.
Game 1 – Dakota State (S.D.) 9, Jamestown (N.D.) 3 - BOX SCORE
DSU's offensive exploded for five runs in the opening inning to earn a 5-0 lead. Rays Roman opened the bottom first inning with a single. He swiped for second base. Anyelo Roman hit an RBI single and scored Rays Roman to give DSU their first lead of the game at 1-0.
After Anyelo Roman advanced to second base by JC Kacy Gardiner's wild pitch with two outs, Danny Flahie recorded a walk and Chaz Palmer was hit-by-pitch to set up a bases loaded situation for the Trojans. Kevin Madera hit a 2-RBI single to score Anyelo Roman and Flahie to extend DSU's lead to 3-0.
JC's Gardiner committed another wild pitch to advance Palmer to third and Corey Pasichnyk (courtesy runner for Madera) to second base. Kyle Braun produced an RBI single to score Palmer and Pasichynk added another run caused by JC's defensive error to extend Trojans' lead to 5-0 in the first inning.
Dakota State added another two runs in the bottom second frame, thanks to Flahie's 2-RBI single. Kyle Holland hit a single with one out. Anyelo Roman recorded a double and advanced Holland to third base. Holland and Anyleo Roman scored from Flahie's single with two outs to expand DSU's lead to 7-0.
The Trojans made it 9-0 with two runs in the bottom fourth inning. Holland produced a single with one out. He stole for second base. Ryan Bourcier hit an RBI single to score Holland to make it 8-0 in favor of DSU. Flahie recorded his third RBI of the game as he hit a single to score Bourcier to give DSU a nine-run lead.
Jamestown ended their scoring drought in the top fifth frame with two runs scored. The Jimmies opened the inning with three straight hits by Spencer Flaten (single), Jakob Ohmann (double) and Dylan Lafrentz (single to score Flaten for JC's first run of the game). Mike Nelson hit an RBI sacrifice fly to score Ohmann as JC cut DSU's lead to 9-2.
Nico Moreno hit a double with two outs in the top sixth inning for Jamestown. Flaten recorded an RBI single to score Moreno as the Jimmies reduced their deficit to 9-3.
Jamestown went three-and-out in the final inning as the Trojans secured the victory.
Four DSU players – Rays Roman, Holland, Anyelo Roman and Flahie – had two hits in the game. Anyelo Roman and Bourcier each had a double and a single. Flahie was 2-for-2 at the plate and produced three RBIs. Madera added a single and two RBIs. Palmer, Braun and Nathan Wieneke each had a single.
Holland and Anyelo Roman had two runs scored for the Trojans. Rays Roman, Bourcier, Flahie, Palmer and Pasichnyk each had a run. Rays Roman and Holland each swiped one base.
Flaten and Ohmann each went 2-for-3 at the plate for Jamestown. Moreno had a double. Lafrentz had a single.
DSU outhit JC 13-6 in the game.
Dakota State left six runners on base compared to the Jimmies' three runners left on base.
Madera (1-3) picked up his first pitching victory for the Trojans. He tossed a complete game and allowed three runs on six hits. Madera struck out five JC's batters.
Gardiner (0-1) suffered the loss for the Jimmies. He pitched two innings and gave up seven runs (one unearned) on eight hits. Kyle Shaikoski worked for three innings in relief. He gave up two runs on five hits. Ryan Vernon pitched a shutout sixth inning for JC.
Game 2 – Jamestown (N.D.) 5, Dakota State (S.D.) 3 - BOX SCORE
Jamestown jumped to a 3-0 early lead to open the game, thanks to Andy Young's 2-run home run. Ohmann added an RBI single to score Flaten to give JC a three-run lead.
Anyelo Roman hit a solo home run on a 0-1 count with two outs as DSU trimmed JC's lead to 3-1 in the bottom first frame. It was his fifth home run of the season and extended DSU school record career home runs to 22.
After the Jimmies recorded two quick outs in the top second inning, Nolan Skowronek hit a single. Matthew Achter reached on base by a walk and advanced Skowronek to second base. Young was hit-by-pitch to set up a bases loaded situation for JC. Moreno recorded an RBI walk to score Skowronek to extend Jimmies' lead to 4-1.
Flahie hit a single to open the bottom second frame for Dakota State. He advanced to second base by a stolen base with one out. Madera reached on base caused by JC's defensive error and advanced Flahie to third base. Braun hit an RBI ground out to score Flahie as DSU's deficit was reduced by two runs (4-2).
Young recorded a double with two outs for the Jimmies in the top fourth inning. Moreno produced an RBI single to score Young to make it 5-2 in favor of JC.
In the bottom fourth frame, Flahie reached on base by a single with one out. He advanced to second by a wild pitch from Jimmie Kyle McKay. Palmer hit a bunt single to advance Flahie to third base. Madera hit an RBI ground out to score Flahie as DSU trimmed JC's lead to 5-3.
Jamestown was unable to score in the top sixth inning as they left three runners on base.
After three-and-out for JC in the top half of the seventh inning, the Trojans attempted to mount a late rally in the bottom half of the inning with three walks recorded. Braun reached on base with one out, followed by Wieneke (pinch hitter for Seth Spears). After Rays Roman hit a fly out, Holland recorded a walk with two outs to set up a bases loaded situation for DSU. Anyelo Roman hit a fielder's choice to second base as Wieneke was out at third base to give JC the victory.
Flahie went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored for the Trojans. Anyelo Roman added a single and an RBI. Rays Roman and Palmer each had a single. Madera and Braun each had an RBI.
Flahie and Palmer each recorded a stolen base for DSU.
Skowronek was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, two singles and scored twice for the Jimmies. Young added a double, a single and two RBIs. Moreno had a single and two RBIs. Flaten, Ohmann and Lafrentz each had a hit. Flaten swiped one base.
JC had 10 hits in the game compared to the DSU five hits.
J.D. Farley (0-1) recorded the loss on the pitching mound for the Trojans. He pitched the first three innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Seth Rockafellow worked the fourth inning and gave up on run on two hits. Drew Sweeter tossed two scoreless innings, yielding JC to two hits. Anyelo Roman pitched a shutout seventh inning in relief.
McKay (1-1) notched his first victory of the season for JC. He tossed five innings and gave up three runs (one unearned) on five hits. Nick Smart worked a scoreless sixth inning in relief. Adam Ranger picked up his first save of the season as he pitched the final inning. He issued three walks in the seventh inning.
Dakota State continues their action on Wednesday evening. The Trojans head to Crofton, Neb. to take on their in-state rival Mount Marty in a doubleheader. The first game of the doubleheader is set for 5 p.m. Jamestown is scheduled to play Presentation (S.D.) in a four-game series Saturday and Sunday.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director