FARGO-North Dakota State defeated Mayville State 8-5 Tuesday in college baseball.

The Bison jumped out to an early lead, scoring one run in the first inning before exploding for seven in the second.

Mason Pierzchalski led NDSU, going 2-3 with a double and two RBIs.

The Comets made a push in the top of the sixth, scoring five to cut the lead to three, but the Bison bullpen closed the door, pitching a scoreless seventh, eighth, and ninth innings.

Mitch O'Connor picked up his first win of the season, 1-3, and Jake Drew recorded his first save.