SDSU baseball team finds offensive groove, nabs two on road

Heather Hall

Heather Hall

The SDSU baseball team is finally back on track after two wins this past weekend in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday and Sunday.

SDSU played Briar Cliff and St. Scholastica on Saturday winning both games with scores of 9-4 and 17-4. Greg Geary had a homer in each game and went 4-for-9 with six RBIs. Matt Hanson was 5-for-8 with a total of five RBIs.

During the Briar Cliff game, Tigh Surdez struck out five pitchers and walked one in the first six innings. Geary was 2-for-5 had had a two run homer in the fourth while Adam Schroeder was 3-for-3.

The Jacks then played St. Scholastica, they tallied up seven runs in the fifth inning. During this inning, Hanson scored a two-run homer and Ryan Greene had a grand slam. Geary also had a three-run homer in the fourth inning.

For the second game overall, Hanson was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs, Geary was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI,

Ryan Hansen was 3-for-4 including two doubles and two runs scored.

Greene was 2-for-5 with five RBIs, while Jimmy May and Ryan Sauter individually had triples.

The team came on very strong at the end of the game and scored 15 runs in the last two at bats to win the game.

SDSU came back again to play St. Scholastica at 12:30 on Sunday and won with a score of 22-13.

St. Scholastica started the game off strong, with two runs in the first three innings leading with a score of 12-7 headed into the bottom of the seventh.

At the bottom of the seventh inning, the Jacks scored eight runs and added another seven in the eighth inning.

All nine starters of the game had at least one hit and eight players had two or more hits to total the 21 hits and four home runs.

Hanson led the way, going 4-for-6 while Geary was 3-for-6 including a grand slam homer and seven RBI.

Jake Frey also had three hits which included a homer, Ben Morrison and Greene also had a home run.

After the two games St. Scholastica is now 11-5 for their season and SDSU improves to 4-10 for the season.

SDSU will play Southwest State on March 26 in Marshall, Minnesota and will then travel to Greeley, Colorado to open start their North Central Conference season with a four-game series over the weekend.