M State baseball’s season comes to an endPublished 7:48am Monday, May 19, 2014 Updated 8:52am Monday, May 19, 2014
ST. CLOUD —The M State baseball team’s season came to an end Friday as the Spartans fell in a 1-0 elimination game to Riverland CC in the Region XIII playoffs.
M State pitcher Dan Hoy gave a great performance on the mound going the distance and recording five strikeouts.
Riverland was able to cash in its lone run in the fourth on an RBI single. M State threaten in the seventh after a one-out double by Tyler Heinrichs, but the Spartans could not get him home.
In the beginning of the playoffs, the Spartans recorded a split in games against St. Cloud Techinical College and Rainy River.
In the opening game, the Spartans fell in a close 3-2 game against St. Cloud Tech.
M State was able to build a 2-0 lead after six innings, but the Cyclones would score three runs in the seventh and hold off the Spartans for the victory.
In its elimination game against Rainy River, Pete Gaustad threw a shutout as the Spartans moved on in the playoffs with a 4-0 win.
Gaustad finished the game with seven K’s, six hits allowed and three walks.
The Spartans finish its season with a 26-9-1 record.