WATCH: Bison baseball blown out in tournament opener, Fargo siblings running against the other in final meet

NDSU was put in an 8-0 hole after four innings and couldn't dig itself out of the hole.

North Dakota State pitcher Evan Sankey has been one of three reliable starters for the Bison all season.
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A six-run second inning proved to be too much for North Dakota State baseball in its Summit League Tournament opener.

Omaha scored six runs on just two hits in the inning, the catalyst for a 10-2 win over the Bison.

NDSU went down 8-0 after four innings before Charley Hesse put a ball over the wall in the seventh inning to make it 8-1.

The top seed in the tournament will now play the loser of South Dakota State-Oral Roberts tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. in an elimination game.

West Fargo senior hurdler Steven Edwards III has dreamt of his final state track meet for months.


"Last year, when I started, I said, 'If I do this one more year we’ll be good,'" he said. "And this is that year."

Edwards III will have a little extra emotion in the meet beyond his senior season.

His younger brother, Jordan, will also compete this weekend. It just won't be for the same team.

The Edwards family moved to a new part of Fargo before Steven's senior year.

"My dad took (Jordan) to Davies, and I was finishing up my year here," Steven said. "He gave me the option, and I wanted to stay."

"It's a lot more fun to compete against him," said Jordan, a freshman for the Eagles. "At home, video games, you’re competing with him. Now you get to take it out to the track, it’s fun."

The two are usually in different events; Steven concentrates in hurdles, while Jordan is a sprinter.

Every now and then, they'll meet up in the 4x400 meter relay.


"He ran first leg, and I ran third leg, and I was like, 'Run third leg,'" Steven remembered.

"We tried to but they wouldn’t let me. He even asked (Davies coach Rory Beil) if I could get the third leg," Jordan said through a laugh.

No matter the uniform they wear, though, the Edwards brothers will be each other's loudest fan this weekend.

"When we see each other, it’s like we’re on the same team," Jordan said. "We kind of forget that we’re gonna go against each other."

"We’re cheering on our team, but we’re also cheering for each other at the same time," Steven said. "Kind of nostalgic, it’s the last meet."

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Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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