College baseball: Bison bullpen shuts down Jackrabbits in victory
NDSU held off SDSU in the final two innings to close out a Summit League win on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.
OMAHA, Nebraska — North Dakota State reliever Parker Puetz shut down South Dakota State in the eighth and ninth innings and the Bison took a Summit League series with a 5-4 win on Saturday at Tal Anderson Field.
SDSU led 3-2 after one inning but the Bison struck for two runs in the third on Stephen Lund's two-run double for a 4-3 lead. NDSU's Druw Sacket made it 5-3 Bison with a solo home run in the top of the fifth.
SDSU's Ryan McDonald closed the gap with a solo homer in the seventh, but Puetz allowed only a lead off walk in the eighth before recording six straight outs to end the game and earn his first save.
Tristen Roehrich picked up his second win of the season, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out nine. Puetz gave up only McDonald's home run in three innings while striking out five.
Lund and Sackett both were 2 for 4, with Lund finishing with two RBI and Sackett one. Peter Brookshaw and Jack Steil also had hits and RBI.
The Bison took two of three from the Jackrabbits over the weekend and are 3-2 in the league and 6-20 overall. They play three at Texas Tech on April 6-8 in Lubbock, Texas.