Spartans Take 3 of 4 from CLC

Spartans Take 3 of 4 from CLC

Game 1:

The Spartans fought back after falling down by four runs in the third inning. M State opened up scoring in the second inning, when Devin Bush hit a solo homer in the second but the Raiders answered back with 5 runs in the in 2nd.

Minnesota State scored four runs in the fourth inning to tie the score at 6-6 on singles by Magnusson, Arlt, and Pietsch.

The Spartans were right in it until Central Lakes singled in the sixth inning to score the go ahead run securing the 8-7 victory.

Chandler Gramm took the loss lasting one and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and one run while walking one. Eric Salvesen started the game giving up eight hits and seven runs over four and a third innings, striking out six

Game 2:

The Spartans opened up an early lead and held on to earn the 6-2 win.

Matt Hagen earned his first career win giving up two runs over six innings, striking out three. Preston Rocheleau took the loss for the Raiders. He surrendered six runs on eight hits over seven innings. Skylar Mursu threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Mursu recorded the last three outs.

Tom Magnusson led the team with two hits in four at bats. M State was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error in the field

Game 3:

Minnesota State opened up scoring in the first inning, when Tom Magnusson hit a solo homer, Matt Pietsch doubled(his 100th career hit) and Jake Dykhoff brings in a run on a single. Matt Pietsch added a dinger of his own in the sixth inning to give the Spartans a 4-1 win.

Levi Arnold pitched MState to a victory, going six innings, allowing one run on six hits, striking out nine and walking one. Skylar Mursu threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen to earn his conference leading 8th save.

The M State Spartans were again sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error.

Game 4:

Minnesota State Spartans opened up scoring in the first inning, when Jake Dykhoff singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

Despite seeing its five-run lead whittled down by the end, Minnesota State Spartans still held off Central Lakes CC for a 6-4 victory to earn the series win. Dykhoff earned the

win on Sunday, allowing six hits and four runs(2 earned) over seven innings, striking out 12.

The Spartans totaled nine hits in the game with Tom Magnusson and Jake Dykhoff each having multiple hits for M State.