UND Baseball Falls to Texas-Pan American in Extras

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– Texas-Pan American scored in the top of the 10th inning and held on for a 4-3 win Sunday afternoon at Kraft Memorial Field in Western Athletic Conference action. UND got the go-ahead to second base in the bottom of the frame but the Broncs were able to get out of the inning to salvage one game of the three-game series.

North Dakota (18-22, 12-9 WAC) plated one in the top of the first inning without the aid of a hit. A leadoff walk by Dalton Parrott– who reached base five times Sunday– started the rally. Tyler Follis was struck by a pitch and an error on the catcher on a steal put UND in front, 1-0.

UTPA (18-27-1, 3-17-1) responded in the top of the next inning, getting a pair to take the lead. A two-run double by Manny Loredo did the damage. UND would get the equalizer in the fourth on Ellery Bresnahan’s RBI double to deep centerfield, the second of Bresnahan’s three hits on the afternoon.

The score stayed there until the seventh when each team tallied a single run. Two walks set the stage for Jeff Campbell, who delivered an RBI knock back up the box for a 3-3 score. UND left the bases loaded in that frame, however, part of 13 runners left on base for the game.

UND had chances to put it away in the ninth. A leadoff single by Parrott and a sacrifice put him at second with one down. With first base open, UTPA elected to intentionally walk Campbell, then got a groundout and a strikeout to send it to extra innings.

In the extra frame, the Broncs’ Correy Davis doubled to score a run for a 4-3 advantage. In the bottom of the inning, Brett Harrison walked to start it and Zach Heaser was struck by a pitch to put the potential winning run on with nobody out. After a groundout and a sacrifice, both runners would be stranded on a strikeout to end the game.

North Dakota had 10 hits in the game, three apiece from Parrott and Bresnahan, two by Harrison and singles from Follis and Campbell.

Alex Twenge threw 7.2 innings with one earned run on just six hits with four strikeouts and three walks in the no-decision. Campbell took the loss, throwing the final 2.1 innings with a run on a hit with a walk and a pair of strikeouts.

North Dakota plays its final non-conference road game Tuesday with a single game at South Dakota State before a five-game homestand starting next weekend.

Courtesy: UND Athletics

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