NDSU Ends Regular Season On A Positive And Historic Note

The Bison secured their 38th win of the year to close out the regular season on Saturday
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NDSU Athletics

RICHMOND, Ky. – The North Dakota State baseball team closed the regular season Saturday with a 6-1 win over Eastern Kentucky.

NDSU finished 38-16 in the regular season, the second most wins in school history. Eastern Kentucky ended the season with a 21-32 record. The Bison will be the number two seed in next week’s Summit League Tournament. NDSU will face the host school, Omaha, in the opening round at 6 p.m. Thursday night. The Mavericks will be the number three seed in the bracket.

The Bison had just five hits on the day, led by a pair from Zach Solano. Tucker Rohde, Jack Simonsen and Calen Schwabe each added one. Solano, Peter Brookshaw and Nick Emanuel each drove in a run. Bennett Hostetler moved into a tie for third in school history with his 152nd career run scored. Brookshaw moved into a tie for fourth in school history with his 10th career sacrifice fly.

Cade Feeney picked up the win on the mound, improving to 6-1 on the season. Feeney struck out three and allowed a run on four hits in 4.2 innings of work. Tristen Roehrich struck out six in 3.1 innings, while allowing just one hit. Wyatt Nelson and Jake Drew combined to toss the final inning.

Jake Malec and Hostetler each scored on wild pitches in the first inning. Simonsen scored on a sacrifice fly from Brookshaw in the second inning. The Colonels added a sacrifice fly of their own in the fifth to cut into the lead. In the seventh inning, Solano scored on a sacrifice bunt by Schwabe. A double to left center by Solano in the eight plated Rohde before Charley Hesse scored on a sacrifice fly by Emanuel in the eighth.


Courtesy: NDSU Athletics

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