M State Spartans claimed a 16-4 victory on game 1.
M State notched three runs in the first inning to start off the game. The Spartans batters broke the game open in the 2nd with Tom Magnusson, Matt Pietsch, Rory Drewes, and Austin Oetter, all driving in runs in the inning.
Jake Dykhoff was credited with the victory for the Spartans. He lasted four innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking one. Danny Lenarz threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Spartans tallied 15 hits. Pietsch, Devin Bush, Magnusson, Eric Salvesen, Schmitz, and Oetter each collected multiple hits. Pietsch went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead MState in hits. Austin Oetter led the team with 4 RBI's.
Matt Pietsch showed timely hitting in game 2, driving in four on three hits to lead M State blew past Ridgewater CC 12-1.
Levi Arnold led the Spartans to victory on the pitcher's mound. He lasted four innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out seven. Braden Thompson threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Dinsmore took the loss for Ridgewater CC. He lasted four innings, allowing ten hits and 11 runs while striking out one.
The Spartans had 12 hits in the game. Pietsch went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead M State in hits.