Jacks Sweep Waldorf in Metrodome
It was a perfect debut for new head coach Dave Schrage, as the South Dakota State baseball team completed a sweep of Waldorf College (IA) at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
Like they did in the first game, the Jacks started the scoring in the second as third baseman Andrew Melton reached on an error, went to second on a wild pitch, then went to third on another wild pitch. After a walk to catcher Nick Andrews, Melton scored on center fielder Zach Coppola's single. Andrews and Coppola scored two batters later on second baseman Al Robbins' base hit to make it 3-0.
SDSU made it 4-0 in the fourth, as Coppola was on again after a single. He later stole second and scored on left fielder Eric Danforth's base hit with two out.
Waldorf's fourth error of the day helped Coppola score again in the sixth, as he came in from second on a throwing miscue to up the Jacks' advantage to 5-0.
Freshman righthander Adam Bray was impressive in his first collegiate start, scattering six hit over five innings, striking out seven, while allowing just one walk.
The Jacks are off to Florida for games with Ohio State and St, Bonaventure (NY) this weekend in Port Charlotte.