The Collegian

Jacks hit road to take on struggling Mastodons

Jacks hit road to take on struggling Mastodons

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 29, 2019

Coming off a series win against the conference favorite, the South Dakota State baseball team now puts their focus at the bottom of the league standings for a weekend series against the struggling Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons. After a 4-0 start, the Mastodons (4-18, 0-6) have lost 18 consecutive games....

Jacks end series against Oral Roberts with two wins

Jacks end series against Oral Roberts with two wins

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 27, 2019

The South Dakota State baseball team won two games out of three on the road against the defending Summit League champion Oral Roberts this past weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Jackrabbits and Golden Eagles participated in three one-run games as the top two teams in the Summit League. In the ser...

Jackrabbits face reigning conference champions

Jackrabbits face reigning conference champions

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 21, 2019

Winning four of its last six games, including a series win to open conference play against Western Illinois has the South Dakota State baseball team feeling confident. But behind their record lies problems that need to be fixed before they go up against the four-time defending Summit League champi...

Five things to know about the South Dakota State baseball team heading into conference play

Five things to know about the South Dakota State baseball team heading into conference play

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2019

Before the South Dakota State baseball team gets any further into Summit League play, here are five things to know about the team. Freshmen surge After being a home run shy of the cycle in his first career game as a Jackrabbit, third-baseman Luke Ira has been one of the top hitters for the J...

Jacks hope to build off strong opening weekend during Snowbird Invitational

Jacks hope to build off strong opening weekend during Snowbird Invitational

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2019

After taking two games out of three in their season opener, the South Dakota State baseball team will participate in the Snowbird Invitational in Port Charlotte, Florida Feb. 22-24. The Jackrabbits (2-1) will face two opponents in the tournament. The first being Florida International University on...

Baseball falls to UT Martin

Baseball falls to UT Martin

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

February 17, 2019

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark -- A day after scoring 15 runs in a blowout win over the University of Tennessee Martin, the South Dakota State baseball team fell 5-4 in the second game of their three-game opening series. The Jackrabbits committed three errors and had opportunities to break away from the Skyhawks, left 10 b...

Jacks breeze past UT Martin in season opener

Jacks breeze past UT Martin in season opener

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

February 16, 2019

Russellville, Ark. – 15 unanswered runs until the final inning propelled the South Dakota State Jackrabbits to a 15-3 win over the University of Tennessee Martin. Strong performances at the plate by several Jackrabbit hitters in addition to a solid first start by junior right-handed ace Brady St...

Experienced Jacks aim for a healthy 2019 in hopes to dethrone Oral Roberts

Experienced Jacks aim for a healthy 2019 in hopes to dethrone Oral Roberts

Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

February 13, 2019

Entering the 2019 season, the South Dakota State baseball team finds itself in familiar territory. The Jacks, who have been ranked second in the Summit League baseball preseason poll for the past two seasons, were tabbed by the conference’s coaches as the second-best team in the league on Feb. 7...

Former Jack shines in MLB

Former Jack shines in MLB

Trenton Abrego

August 21, 2018

South Dakota State alum and current Oakland Athletics closer Blake Treinen is having his best season and was ­­­­selected to his first All-Star game this past June. One season after being traded from Washington to Oakland, Treinen has put together a stellar season. Treinen leads all closer...

Baseball offense stays hot against NDSU, faces ORU next

Baseball offense stays hot against NDSU, faces ORU next

Trenton Abrego

April 18, 2018

The South Dakota State baseball team pushed its Summit League winning streak to five over the weekend with a series win against the North Dakota State Bison. SDSU defeated NDSU 5-4 in the first game, then 12-9  in the second game during Thursday’s doubleheader. Despite the cold weather, the Jacks’ bats stayed warm...

Athlete of the Week: Phil Velez

Athlete of the Week: Phil Velez

Andrew Holtan

April 11, 2018

Year: Senior Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa Major: Advertising The South Dakota State baseball team played the Fort Wayne Mastodons in a three game series in Joplin, Missouri, over the weekend. The Jacks defeated the Mastodons in all three games 10-0, 7-2 and 13-9. Outfielder Phil Velez led the Jacks in tw...

Former Jacks pitcher finds success in MLB

Former Jacks pitcher finds success in MLB

Trenton Abrego

April 4, 2018

During the 2018 Major League Baseball offseason, former Jackrabbit, Blake Treinen was named the starting closer for the Oakland Athletics. It wasn’t an easy road to the majors for Treinen. His collegiate baseball experience prior to South Dakota State University was on the junior varsity NAIA...