FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Prior to the second game being suspended due to darkness, North Dakota State cruised to a 17-8 victory over Purdue-Fort Wayne in Game 1 on Friday in Summit League baseball at Mastodon Field.

The second game was knotted at 4-4 in the top of the 10th inning when play was suspended.

In the 3-hour, 59-minute Game 1, nine different Bison batters had at least one RBI. Peter Brookshaw, Jack Simonsen, Carter Thompson, Charley Hesse and Jake Malec each drove in two runs. Simonson and Hesse both scored three runs. NDSU plated two or more runs in five different innings.

The win gave NDSU head coach Tod Brown 278 for his career, which is good for fourth in Summit League history. The second game of the doubleheader will be his 300th career Summit League game, a mark only one other coach has achieved.

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Brock Anderson had two RBIs to lead the Bison (6-14, 4-6 SL) in Game 2. He singled in the top of the ninth inning to put the Bison ahead 4-3. Travis Upp drove in the tying run for the Mastodons (5-22, 0-10) in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings.