College baseball: Bison rebound from early deficit to win weekend opener over Northern Colorado
NDSU trailed by a run through 5-1/2 but scored five runs in the sixth and seventh innings to win the first of three games with the Bears over the weekend.
FARGO — North Dakota State managed just six hits but Northern Colorado left 11 on base, walked 10 and committed two errors as the Bison won the first of three weekend Summit League games 7-4 on Friday at Newman Outdoor Field.
The Bison trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth but scored two in the inning when Druw Sackett walked with the bases loaded and Peter Brookshaw followed with an RBI ground out.
The Bison padded their lead in the seventh when Will Busch tripled with two aboard and Calen Schwabe drove in Busch with a single to left.
Busch had two hits and three RBIs. T Roehrich got the win in relief, allowing a run on four hits in 3-1/3 innings. J Drew picked up his seventh save with a spotless ninth.
The Bison improved to 13-4 in the league to maintain their hold on first place with five Summit games remaining. They are 26-16 overall and play Game 2 of their series with the Bears at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Newman.