Baseball Splits with BSC

Baseball Splits with BSC

Over the weekend, LRSC Baseball traveled to Bismarck, ND to take on the Bismarck State College Mystics.

                Game 1:

                Sunday's game against Bismarck State College was a heartbreaker for Lake Region State College Royals, as they lost the lead late in an 11-1 defeat. The game was tied at one with Bismarck State College batting in the bottom of the fourth when #27 singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. The Lake Region State College Royals struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Bismarck State College, giving up 11 runs. Bismarck State College pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth #8 doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. Bismarck State College scored five runs in the fifth inning. A single drove Bismarck State College's big inning by #27, an error on a ball put in play by #17, and a double by #5. #8 pitched Bismarck State College to victory. He lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out ten. #26 threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Liam Sommer took the loss for Lake Region State College Royals. He allowed four hits and two runs over four innings, striking out four and walking one. Lake Region State College Royals launched one home run on the day. Brody Stark went yard in the third inning. Alex Jinda, Taylor Musgrave, Stark, and James Sampson-keck all had one hit to lead Lake Region State College Royals. Bismarck State College racked up 11 hits on the day. #27, #17, #5, and #8 each racked up multiple hits for Bismarck State College.

 

Game 2:

                Lake Region State College Royals defeated Bismarck State College 6-5 on Sunday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at five with Lake Region State College Royals batting in the top of the tenth when Brody Stark hit a solo homer. In the first inning, Bismarck State College got their offense started when an error scored one run for Bismarck State College. In the top of the seventh inning, Lake Region State College Royals Varsity tied things up at five when James Sampson-keck singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Lake Region State College Royals tallied three runs in the third inning. Lake Region State College Royals scored its runs on a home run by Tarick Morris. Kevin Krumm led the Lake Region State College Royals to victory on the hill. He went four and a third innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and striking out four. #22 took the loss for Bismarck State College. He lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out three. Blake Patterson started the game for Lake Region State College Royals. He went five and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out six #24 started the game for Bismarck State College. He allowed seven hits and five runs over six and third innings, striking out 11 and walking zero Lake Region State College Royals smacked two home runs on the day. Morris had a dinger in the third inning. Stark went deep in the tenth inning. Adrian Rodriguez went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Lake Region State College Royals in hits. Bismarck State College racked up six hits in the game. #17 and #6 each managed multiple hits for Bismarck State College. #17 led Bismarck State College with three hits in three at bats. Bismarck State College did not commit a single error in the field. #6 had 14 chances in the field, the most on the team.

 

Head Coach Kyal Williams said, "Traveling to Bismarck is always a tough draw, and we can ready for a fight. After playing well through 4 innings in the first game, it slipped through our fingers and the runs started to flow for BSC. Liam Sommer pitches very well keeping us close and in the game." He continued, "Game two was a classic fight till the end, great pitching by Blake and Kevin. They really showed character and class on the mound, shutting down big innings for Bismarck that gave us a chance. Our offense started to find its groove again, notching up hits in every innings. It was our defense and energy from the bench that gave us that win. We fought as a team and came through with a gutsy win"