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DAKOTA STATE BASEBALL TEAM TOOK ON A TALL TASK TODAY IN BIG TEN OPPONENT MINNESOTA. BISON ENTER THE MID-WEEK SINGLE STAND ON A THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK LOOKING FOR JUST THEIR 8TH WIN OVER THE GOLDEN GOPHERS EVER. SOPHOMORE OUTFIELDER BEN PETERSON WENT 3-FOR-4 AT THE PLATE FOR THE BISON … INCLUDING A THREE RUN HOME RUN TO FOR HIS THIRD OF THE SEASON AND EXTENDING HIS TEAM-BEST HITTING STREAK TO SIX GAMES. TEAMMATE JOHN SKRBEC ADDED A HOMER OF HIS OWN AND AN RBI BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH … IN HIS FIRST START SINCE LAST SEASON … RIGHTY SEAN TERRES THREW TWO SCORELESS INNINGS TO START … HE WAS RELIEVED IN THE THIRD BY LEFTY BLAKE STOCKERT WHO TAKES THE LOSS … ALLOWING SIX EARNED RUNS ON SEVEN HITS. DOWN 7-1 IN THE FIFTH THE BISON TRIM TO THE DEFICIT TO JUST TWO … BUT THE GOPHERS ADD SIX UNANSWERED RUNS TO TAKE THE 13-5 WIN. BISON HOSTING ORAL ROBERTS THIS WEEKEND AT HOME IN A THREE-GAME CONFERENCE STAND. O-R-U LEADING THE SUMMIT LEAGUE RIGHT NOW. IN ANOTHER NON- CONFERENCE OUTING … NORTH DAKOTA TAKING ON SOUTH DAKOTA STATE DOWN IN BROOKINGS. THINGS START QUICK FOR THE JACKS IN THIS ONE … LUKE RINGHOFER RBI SINGLE UP THE MIDDLE, ZACH COPPOLA SCORED 2-0 JACKS IN THE FIRST NORTH DAKOTA … IDEAL SITUATION WOULD BE TO ANSWER … THAT WILL BE AN UPHILL CLIMB ALL DAY … CHAD HODGES RINGS UP DALTON LOOSH-KEY ON STRIKE THREE … HODGES STRIKES OUT 8 FROM UND TODAY. THE GREEN AND WHITE LOOKING FOR STRONG DEFENSE BUT THE BOTTOM OF THE SECOND JUST PUTS ‘EM DOWN FURTHER … ERIC DANFORTH WITH THE SCORING SINGLE STARTS A TOUGH PATTERN FOR UND. UP 5-0 AFTER TWO INNINGS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE WILL SCORE IN EVERY INNING THEY BAT … INCLUDING AN 11 RUN FOURTH INNING ON UND THAT SAW 16 MEN TAKE TO THE PLATE AGAINST FOUR DIFFERENT UND PITCHERS. THIS ONE JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE … NORTH DAKOTA FALLS 21-7. ROAD TRIP CONTINUES OUT WEST TO SEATTLE AND CAPPING OFF WITH THE FIRST OF A HOME AND HOME WITH NDSU ON TUESDAY HERE IN FARGO. A LITTLE BETTER FAIRING FOR NORTH DAKOTA SOFTBALL … TOOK GAME ONE OF TODAY’S DOUBLE HEADER 4-3. LOOKING FOR THE SWEEP HERE IN GAME TWO. BOTTOM 1, JACKS ALYSSA D’AGOSTINO SINGLES TO LEFT AND SCORES CHRISTIAN MCKONE, JACKS UP 1 EARLY, SDSU TRYING TO BUILD ON THE LEAD WITH BASES LOADED, BUT UND NAILS THE DOUBLE PLAY TO END THE THREAT … TRAILING JUST 1-0. TOP 3: JACKS ASHLYN BENDER DEALING, JUST WHAT EMILY BELL ORDERED … SHE GOES YARD TO MAKE IT 3-1 NORTH DAKOTA … THEY MAKE QUICK WORK FROM THERE … NORTH DAKOTA WITH THE 12-4 WIN IN JUST SIX INNINGS … SNAPPING A 14- GAME LOSING STREAK IN BIG FASHION TODAY. AS NORTH DAKOTA SNAPS A NASTY STREAK … NORTH DAKOTA STATE PREPARES FOR AN OPPONENT LOOKING TO DO THE SAME. FORT WAYNE TYPICALLY A TOP CONTENDER AGAINST THE BISON FOR A SUMMIT LEAGUE TITLE … THIS YEAR STRUGGLING TO STRING ANY SUCCESS TOGETHER. THE BISON HAVE JUST EARNED THEIR 30TH WIN OF THE SEASON … THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR THEY’VE CLAIMED THIRTY WINS … THIS YEAR DOING IT IN EARLY FASHION. BUT THOSE WINS JUST BRIGHTEN THAT TARGET ON THEIR BACK IN THE SUMMIT LEAGUE AND HEAD COACH DARREN MUELLER TELLS ME THE EARLY CONFERENCE ACTION HAS RAISED A RED FLAG THE TEAM IS ADDRESSING IMMEDIATLY. “I THINK WE MAYBE OVER LOOKED SOME OF OUR CONFERENCE OPPONENTS MAYBE, JUST BECAUSE, LIKE WE SAID WE HAD A GOOD PRE-SEASON. HAD SOME BIG WINS. SO I THINK WE KIND OF GOT AHEAD OF OURSELVES IN SOME OF THE GAMES THAT WE PLAYED. SO IT’S JUST TRYING TO BRING US BACK IN TO SAYING IT’S JUST ONE GAME AT A TIME, ANYBODY CAN BEAT ANYBODY AND I THINK WE’VE DONE A GOOD JOB OF ADDRESSING THAT. BUT YEA THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE WERE A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT.”

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