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Catching up with former area athletes: Gau helps Vikings to NSIC title

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Tyson Gau played his part in helping the Augustana College baseball team to its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship over the weekend.

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Gau, an Alexandria native, got the start on the mound during the Vikings' second game of the tournament, which was a 7-5 win over St. Cloud State University Thursday at Karras Park in Sioux Falls.

The right-hander threw 6 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits. He had four strikeouts and walked one in the outing.

The Vikings (40-14) earned a sixth seed in the NCAA Central Region Tournament and play No. 1 seed Arkansas Tech University (42-10) in the program's second NCAA Baseball Tournament appearance in school history. The game is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Russellville, Ark.

Patrick helping Wolverines

University of Michigan first basebman Kendall Patrick helped the Wolverines beat Big Ten opponent Northwestern 2-1 in a three-game series May 2-4.

Patrick, a Mitchell native, went 3-for-8 during the series for Michigan. In the second game, he went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored in Michigan's 18-6 victory.

The Wolverines fell 5-3 in the series opener but took the third game 5-3. Patrick went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the win.

Michigan is 27-26-1 overall and 13-11 in conference play and hosts No. 22 Kansas Saturday and Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.
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