DWU baseball comeback falls short
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team's bullpen couldn't hang on in the bottom of the seventh. With runners on second and third, University of Jamestown's Matt Meraz hit a walk-off single, giving Jamestown a 4-3 Great Plains Athletic Conference win on Tuesday at Drake Field.
Runs were hard to come by as neither team scored until the Jimmies plated three runs in the sixth inning. However, the Tigers started the top of the seventh with back-to-back singles, followed by Reed Harter hitting a three-run home run to tie the game.
Layne Stafford allowed the winning run in the bottom half of the inning. He replaced starter Ethan Davis in the sixth after Davis allowed three earned runs on 11 hits and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings.
Harter went 2-for-3 for the Tigers, while Drew DeMers and Chandler Bakley both recorded a hit, too.
For Jamestown, Meraz finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs as the Jimmies finished with 14 hits. Joe Harris earned the win after he struck out the side after replacing Tanner Roundy, who allowed three earned runs in a six-inning start.
DWU (11-16, 5-7 GPAC) plays a doubleheader against Northwestern College at 1 p.m. Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.