Augustana Baseball Claims Central Region Championship, Advances to DII College World Series

Augustana Baseball Claims Central Area Championship, Advances to DII College Globe Series

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana baseball group is headed back to Cary, North Carolina. The 2018 National Champions sophisticated to the NCAA Division II version of the ‘College Globe Series’ soon after claiming a pair of wins more than Minnesota State Saturday.
In the greatest-of-3 series, Augustana entered Saturday with its back against the walls needing to win two games, and did just that. The Vikings claimed game a single eight-three behind a total game work from Seth Miller whilst game two was a 16-two rout to advance.
Augustana, the NSIC and Central Area Champion, is now 47-19 on the year. Minnesota State sees its season come to an finish with a 43-18 record.
Remain tuned to and @AugieBaseball on social media for information and facts concerning the trip to Cary, North Carolina.
Game 1: Augustana eight, Minnesota State three
Minnesota State earned its initial run in the initial inning as the leadoff hitter, Matt Fleischhacker, doubled into correct center. He was then brought residence on a single by Ryan Wickman for the early lead. The Mavericks then utilised little ball in the second frame to scratch their second run across the plate. Adam Weed was on base by way of a double, and was scooted to third on a sacrifice bunt. Adam Schneider then hit a Texas-leaguer into correct field to score Weed.
Minnesota State also scored an unearned run in the second inning for the three- benefit.
Augustana got on the scoreboard in the third inning with Nick Banowetz touching residence plate as Drey Dirksen hit a ball difficult at the shortstop. Tate Meiners then drew a bases loaded stroll to push Parker Mooney across the dish at residence. Mooney had reached base on a double on the correct-field line to initially get into scoring position.
The Vikings then added two far more runs in the fourth inning with back-to-back bases loaded fortunes. Meiners was hit by a pitch to send Jack Hines residence. The subsequent batter, Ragan Pinnow, drew a three-two stroll to give Augustana its initial lead of the series at four-three.
A sacrifice bunt off the bat of Meiners gave Augustana a five-three lead in the sixth inning to score Drey Dirksen. A two-run seventh inning continued to increase AU’s lead as Banowetz singled via the left side to score Maddux Baggs. Two batters later, a sacrifice fly from Parker Mooney scored Trevor Winterstein.
Meiners added a final insurance coverage run for Augustana in the eighth inning as he propelled a residence run far more than the left-center field fence.
Even so, that was lots of run assistance for Seth Miller on the mound as he only got stronger as the game went on. Immediately after the initial 3 runs more than two innings, he did not let any harm from the Mavericks in the final seven innings as he earned his 11th win of 2023. His final stats line permitted nine hits, two earned runs whilst striking out six in the total-game work.
Augustana recorded nine hits in the game with 3 from Banowetz to lead the way. Meiners recorded 4 RBI.
Game Two: Augustana 16, Minnesota State two
For the initial time of the series, Augustana struck initial and it was the second inning. Immediately after AU loaded the bases, Luke Ballweg crossed residence plate on a fielder’s selection.
In the fourth inning, the Vikings place 4 runs on the scoreboard to open a five- lead. Ragan Pinnow hit a bunt single that scored Ballweg. Two batters later, Tate Meiners crossed residence plate as Trevor Winterstein hit a sharp single via the correct side.
The final two runs of the inning came on a Jack Hines double. The shot that lined the left-field foul line, scored Winterstein and Pinnow.
Augustana pushed an additional run across the plate in the fifth inning as Meiners recorded his third hit of the game with a double to score Ballweg, his third run of the game.
The lead continued to balloon in the sixth frame with six runs. Immediately after Winterstein and Banowetz each and every scored on singles, Meiners kept his hot bat with a two-run double to score Dirksen and Mooney. The inning concluded with runs from Ballweg and Meiners to make it 12-.
A grand slam by Jack Hines in the bottom of the eighth gave Augustana at 16- benefit just before the final score settled at 16-two.
The Vikings pounded out 18 hits in the contest with four-for-five efforts from Meiners and Winterstein to lead the way. On the hill, Ashton Michek was lights out, tossing seven innings and providing up just 5 hits and no runs. The Vikings’ pitching employees did not problem a stroll in the game.
Up Subsequent
Augustana advances to the NCAA Championship web-site in Cary, North Carolina, for the second time in plan history. The 2018 National Champions will open competitors on June three or June four. Seedings for the tournament will be announced in the close to future.


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