UNO sweeps Jacks

John Andrews

John Andrews

The South Dakota State University baseball team now stands at 19-17 overall and 8-6 in the North Central Conference after being swept in a doubleheader against the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday.

In the first game, the Jacks could only scratch out two hits against UNO hurler Kyle Funk, as the Jacks lost 4-0.

Rob Hirrschoff (6-3) went the distance for the Jacks, striking out four batters but walking six.

In the second game, the Jacks left 11 runners on base in a game UNO won 5-2.

UNO, who leads the NCC standings with a 10-2 mark, took the lead in the third inning, scoring four runs on five hits.

SDSU scored on an RBI single by Ryan Sauter in the fourth inning and another RBI single by Ryan Hansen in the fifth.

Cory Gilbert took the loss for the Jacks.

Rain in Omaha pushed the weekend’s play back a day. The Jacks continued the series with another doubleheader on Monday. Details were not available.

SDSU vs. Northern State

The Jacks traveled to Aberdeen last Wednesday and swept a doubleheader away from Northern State University.

In the first game, the Jacks set a new school record for most runs scored in an inning with 16 as they beat NSU 25-8.

SDSU was down 2-0 early in the game, but with the help of a 47 mile per hour wind, the Jacks’ offense started rolling.

After tying the game 7-7 in the third inning, the Jacks came to bat in the fourth.

Jimmy May, a transfer from Northern, and Ryan Hansen each hit three-run home runs.

Chris Studer added three RBI’s with a single and a double in the 16-run frame. That broke the old record of 15 runs scored against Southwest State in 1989.

Matt Hanson went 4-6 with five RBI’s. Noah Hummel went 5-7 and May also collected five hits.

George Kohlmann picked up the win for the Jacks on the mound.

The offense continued for the Jacks in the second game as they shutout NSU 24-0.

SDSU clobbered seven home runs in the game, two each for Kerry Jacobson and Studer. Studer went 4-5 on the day with seven RBI’s. Jacobson went 3-4 with four RBI’s.

SDSU used three pitchers to shut out the Wolves. They gave up only three hits and struck out seven. Rob Hirrschoff picked up the win.