Spartans go 4-0 in weekend seriesPublished 9:43am Monday, April 8, 2013
JACKSON – The M State Spartan baseball team was able to take four games this weekend as they swept the Western Wisconsin Tech Cavaliers and the Rainy River Voyageurs.
On Saturday, the Spartans were able to claim a 8-3 and 8-2 win over the Cavaliers in double-header action.
In game one, M State used a five run first inning to propel themselves to the win. Ryan Beyer, Brady Paul, Zach Steckler and ChirsBeach each knocked in a RBI.
Dylan Deavy got the victory as he pitched all seven innings, recording seven K’s and allowing three earned.
The Spartans were able to continue their offensive output in game two as they topped Western Wisconsin Tech 8-2.
Tyler Larson picked up the win for M State finishing the game with four innings pitched, two strikeouts and gave up two runs. Beyer continued to have a good series as he poked two doubles and knocked in two in the win.
In Sunday’s double-header, the Spartans topped the Voyageurs 7-1 and 9-1.
Riley Wilson led the M State hitters knocking in three runs in a two for four showing, while teammate Deavy went three for four from the plate with two doubles and two RBI. Beyer and Kyle Singer each recorded two hits and an RBI in the win.
Pete Gaustad picked up the win as he sat down eight and allowing one earned, working five innings.
In the final game of the weekend, Alex Erickson added the fourth solid pitching performance for M State as he pitched five scoreless innings in a 9-1 win.
Austin Host made himself known to the Rainy River defense as he went three for four with three RBI, a double and a stolen base. Teammate Cole Easley also punched in three hits in four at bats in the victory.
The Spartans will look to open their home season as they host Ridgewater Community College Saturday in a double-header beginning at 1 p.m.