FARGO — The North Dakota State (13-20, 10-11 SL) baseball team won 7-1 and 8-7 against Western Illinois Saturday at Newman Outdoor Field in the Summit League series.
In Game 1, Max Loven pitched the win. Jack Simonsen went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead NDSU. Sean Noel was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Bennett Hostetler, Peter Brookshaw, Brock Anderson, Tucker Rohde and Carter Thompson each drove in a run.
In Game 2, Ben Smith pitched six innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Anderson drove in three runs and Simonsen was 4-for-5. Brookshaw was 3-for-3 and scored two runs.
The Bison are scheduled to play Minnesota at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Minneapolis.