|Mayville State (N.D.) (2-2)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3||4||9||1|
|Jamestown (N.D.) (2-0)||1||0||1||0||0||3||2||0||0||7||11||1|
|Mayville State (N.D.)||Pitching||Jamestown (N.D.)|
|Mayville State (N.D.)||Indv. Stats||Jamestown (N.D.)|
|#17 Hill, Andrew||Home Runs||None|
JAMESTOWN-- A three-run sixth inning gave the Jimmie baseball team a 5-0 lead and Jamestown held on for a 7-4 victory over Mayville State (N.D.) University Friday evening at Jack Brown Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Jaden Yackley (JR/Lynnwood, Wash.) led off the Jimmie first with a double to deep center, then moved to third on a flyout to center. Drake Pilat (JR/Winnipeg, MB, Canada) doubled to deep right-centerfield and UJ quickly led 1-0.
Yackley was back at it again in the bottom of the third, leading off with a well-placed bunt single. He advanced to second on Kory Wolden (SR/West Fargo, ND)'s sacrifice bunt, and reached third on an error on a ball hit by Pilat. Tyler Ludlow (SR/Port Orchard, WA)'s groundout scored Yackley to make it 2-0.
UJ broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth, thanks to an RBI double by Tanner Roundy (JR/Henderson, NV), a squeeze bunt from Pete Pennylegion (SR/Ferndale, WA), and a sacrifice bunt by Taichi Sasaki (SR/Sakai, Osaka, Japan). Jamestown managed just one hit in the inning but were aided by two walks.
Andrew Hill homered with one out in the top of the seventh for the Comets, making the score 5-1. The Jimmies would answer with two runs of their own in the bottom half. Luke Rehn (JR/Sunman, IN) scored on a wild pitch and Scooter Turin (SR/Sandy, OR)'s infield single brought home another run.
Trailing 7-1 entering the top of the ninth, Mayville State (2-2) started a rally. Makaio Duyao singled in a run, a bases-loaded walk to Jonathan Folena brought in the second run, and a fielder's choice by Brady Nygaard made it 7-4. Jimmie reliever Eric Evans (SR/Weyburn, SK, Canada) was able to get Andrew Hill to ground out for the final out and the win.
Yackley was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Pilat had two hits, including a double, and Roundy was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Chase Thometz (SR/Sandy, OR) (1-0) worked 6 1/3 innings for the win. He did not allow a hit until one out in the fourth and gave up just three hits. Thometz struck out three and walked two
Mason Swegarden (1-1) allowed two runs on five hits over five innings, but the Jimmies did their damage against reliever Kalton Agnes, scoring five runs on six hits in three innings.
Jamestown (2-0) travels to Valley City Saturday for a nine-inning game beginning at 1:00 p.m. from Charlie Brown Field.