The Mavericks lost three of their four games this weekend against the Beavers in Nebraska
What started off as being optimistic and hopeful turned into a downward spiral for the Mavericks baseball team. After starting out the weekend with a 1-0 victory against Minot State on Thursday, the Mavs dropped three straight to the Beavers, in Plattsmouth, NE.
Senior starting pitcher, Dalton Roach, kept his mojo going, as he pushed his record to 4-0 on the year. The behemoth pitched a complete game shutout, giving up only two hits to the Beavers. The senior right-hander struck out six players and walked two in seven innings.
Although sophomore, Ty Buck, led the team with two hits, it was freshman, Carter Elliott, who drove in the only run of the game in the fourth. Sophomore, Jack Mattson, hit home plate after a single up the middle by Elliott.
In the second game, Minot State got out to an early 1-0 lead in the first before scoring another in the sixth. The Mavs responded with two of their own in the sixth when Buck and Mattson scored. Buck put the jets on and went from second base to home after a wild pitch.
Mattson scored off an RBI groundout from sophomore second baseman, Teddy Petersen.
Despite rallying late in the game, the squad fell short, as the Beavers scored two runs in extra innings to cap off the game.
Senior starting pitcher, Aaron Rozek, suffered his first loss of the year giving up three runs and five hits.
The first game on Friday turned into a blowout, with Minnesota State losing 7-1. In the finale of the series, the Mavericks blew a 2-run lead and gave up seven runs in the seventh inning in a crushing defeat.
The Mavericks trailed the entire game against Minot State during the first game on Friday. The only run from the team came in the bottom of the fifth from sophomore, Tommy McDonald. The rest was a showcase for the Beavers. When it came time for the finale, the boys put all their effort out there, but still fell short.
Four Mavericks had multiple hits, and each one contributed either a run or an RBI. Led by senior, Josh Wenzel, who has been on fire as of late, had 4 hits on the game, including a triple.
Tommy McDonald and Noah Bluth combined for six hits and five RBI’s on the game. Junior, Tom Imholte, added two hits and an RBI as well.
The men’s baseball team looks to tonight, when they face-off against their rivals, the Winona State Warriors, in a doubleheader matchup. Games will start at 1:30pm, and 3:30pm tonight in Winona, MN.