Errors haunt DWU in loss to Jamestown
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team took to Drake Field on Monday for what was thought to be the second of back-to-back Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheaders against Jamestown.
Snow flurries pushed back the second half of the twin bill to 1 p.m. today in place of a previously scheduled doubleheader against Mayville State, but five unearned runs and five errors doomed the Tigers in the first game as Jamestown posted a 7-3 win.
The Jimmies jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and did so without allowing a hit. Tanner Roundy reached on an error, which also scored the first run of the game, while a fielder's choice resulted in two more unearned runs.
DWU (11-14, 5-5 GPAC) got on the board in the fifth when Jarrod Zens doubled in Mitchell native Landon Neugebauer, while Colome alum Reed Harter reached on a fielder's choice to score Wes Anderson in the sixth to trim the lead to 3-2.
The momentum was short lived, however, as Jamestown (16-10, 6-4) scored on an error, followed by an RBI double and a pair of RBI singles by Roundy and Drake Pilat to increase the lead to 7-2 after six frames.
J.T. Miller hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh, but DWU could not get any closer. Miller, Neugebauer and Zens all finished the day 1-for-2 at the plate.
Gunnar Johnson pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Tigers, allowing one earned run on five walks and three hits.
Dru Fritz gave up two runs on four hits in five innings of work, while also striking out five for Jamestown.