Doane Scores 33 Runs in Two Games
The Tiger baseball team put together a pair of offense break-out games, defeating Dakota State 18-2 and 15-1.
Game One (W 18-2)
Doane scored in each of their five innings, breaking the game open in the second with a 10-run frame.
Anthony Hincy led off the game with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. AJ Spanel walked and moved to third on a double by Mike Albert. Hincy scored on the extra base hit. Austin Tharp followed with a RBI-ground out to plate Spanel. A single by Ethan Schroeder brought Albert around to score the third run of the inning. Schroeder moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Mike Korsakas.
Doane plated 10 runs in the second and stranded three on base by the end of the inning. The Tigers had nine hits during the frame and also took advantage of three Trojan errors. Anthony Dunn had a sacrifice fly to open the scoring as Thomas Albert scored. Spanel picked up a RBI-single to bring in Hincy. Spanel came around to score as Mike Albert reached on an error by the left fielder. Tharp followed with a two-run homer to bring Albert around to score.
Following the home run, Doane picked up five consecutive hits to add to their lead. Jason West had a RBI-single to score Schroeder. Thomas Albert singled in Mike Korsakas. A Hincy double plated West and Anthony Dunn picked up a sacrifice fly that scored Albert. Spanel singled in Hincy to cap the scoring in the second inning.
In the third, Doane added two more runs. Hincy had a double to plate West and Adam Sotelo picked up a RBI-ground out.
Both teams scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. For the Tigers, Schroeder had a RBI-ground out in both innings. In the fourth, Ian McGill scored for the Tigers while Nathan Roth came across the plate in the fifth.
Doane finished the game with 19 hits, three apiece for Hincy and West. Spanel, Mike Albert, Dylan Flott, Schroeder and Korsakas all had two hits each. Tharp and Schroeder had three RBIs apiece.
On the mound, Chance Brull picked up the win to improve to 3-0. Brull allowed one run on three hits in four innings. He walked three and struck out three. Zach Klene pitched the final inning, allowing one run on one hit and a walk while striking out one.
Game Two (W 15-1)
Like game one, the Tigers had one big inning to open up the game. This time it came in the fifth inning after the Tigers had already built a 6-1 lead.
In the first, Thomas Albert came around to score on an error for the first run. Albert was running for Anthony Dunn who reached with a single. Austin Tharp added a RBI-double to plate Mike Albert for the second Doane run.
Doane plated two runs in the second inning with two outs. Dunn's two-run single brought in Jason West and Anthony Hincy.
A two-run third gave Doane a six run lead. Four errors led to the Tiger runs. The Tigers used a double steal to score the first run of the inning. Tharp stole third and scored on a misplayed throw down to third. Ethan Schroeder had a steal on the back side of the play. Mike Korsakas followed with a single to bring Schroeder around.
Dakota State scored their run in the bottom of the third off of Britton Scheele. All three Trojan hits in the game came during the frame.
Doane was held in check in the fourth before plating nine runs in the fifth. West had a two-run single to score Schroeder and Tharp. Dunn picked up a RBI with a bases loaded walk. Spanel singled home Dylan Flott. Mike Albert singled to bring Hincy around. Tharp matched Dunn with a bases loaded walk, plating Thomas Albert. Schroeder came up with a two-run double to plate Mike Albert and Spanel. A sacrifice fly by Korsakas capped the scoring as Tharp scored for the second time in the inning.
Scheele closed out the fifth inning to pick up the win, his second on the year. He allowed one run on three hits while striking out four.
At the plate, West had his second three-hit game of the day. He added two runs and two RBIs. Dunn had a game-high three RBIs to go with his two hits. Tharp went 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs.