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Dakota Wesleyan University outlasts Dakota State in college baseball action

Tigers hold off Trojans’ rally

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Dakota Wesleyan University's Carter Gullickson goes for the double play throwing to first after recording the out at second on Dakota State University's Alec Gannon as teammate Seth Christiansen looks on during a game on Wednesday, March 31 at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Matt Gade

The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball edged in-state rival Dakota State University, 8-7, on Wednesday at Cadwell Park.

DWU built a 8-4 lead after the eighth inning, but the Trojans rallied back with three runs in the final inning thanks to a fielder's choice and a pair of singles. Reliever Troy Wilhelm induced the final two outs and the Tigers preserved the one-run victory.

Dakota Wesleyan’s Seth Christiansen paced Dakota Wesleyan with two hits and two RBIs as he went 2-of-5 on the night. Joseph Hanisch, who also tallied a pair of hits, added two runs scored while Kalub Carmichael chipped in two RBIs on one hit.

Layne Stafford collected his second win of the season as he worked 6.2 innings and limited the Trojans to four runs on seven hits.

Stafford retired the Trojans in order in the top of the third inning. Hanisch started a DWU rally with a triple down the right-field line, Carmichael drove in a pair of runs later in the frame off a single to center field and both Logan Davis and Kyler Halverson scored to extend the lead to 6-3.

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In the fourth inning, Dakota Wesleyan scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Hanisch, who finished 2-of-5 from the plate, doubled to center field and drove in Brad Dean. After a walk drawn by Halverson, Zack Satterwhite (Teague, Texas) answered with a double to right field which pushed the DWU lead to 8-4.

Dakota Wesleyan faces conference foe Northwestern College at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Cadwell Park.

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