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Late Bison Rally Falls Short

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North Dakota State rallied in the bottom of the ninth for two runs to tie the game, but Mayville State scored two runs in the top of 10th inning and held off the Bison 6-5 in college baseball Wednesday, April 11, at Newman Outdoor Field.

With two outs in the top of the 10th inning, Mayville State second baseman Esteven Carrillo singled through the right side after Travis Ahlgren had been hit by a pitch. Zachary Mihic and Phillip Steer followed with RBI singles to give the Comets a 6-4 lead.

NDSU's Michael Leach hit a two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Wes Satzinger and cut the Mayville State lead to 6-5. With Nick Anderson representing the tying run at second, John Skrbec flied out to right field to end the game.  

North Dakota State (22-7) began its ninth-inning rally with a Satzinger double and Anderson walk.  Both runners moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Leach before Nick Altavilla came in to pinch hit for Blake Turbak.

Altavilla belted a game-tying double to left-center field and Nick Colwell followed with a single to center field, but Brad Ferraro threw out pinch runner Skrbec at the plate to force extra innings.

Bison reliever Kyle Kingsley recorded the loss after pitching a scoreless ninth inning and giving up two earned runs in the 10th. His record dropped to 2-2 this season.

Mayville State pitcher Russell Kennedy improved his record to 3-3 and Greg Weinhagen recorded his first save of the season.

Satzinger went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs. Colwell, Zach Wentz and Max Casper had two hits apiece and Turbak hit a two-run single in the second inning that gave the Bison an early 2-1 lead.

Dillon Lundin's two-out single in the fifth scored Mihic with the tying run and the Comets (21-14) went ahead 3-2 in the sixth when James Olderbak hit a leadoff single, moved up on Christian Berry's sac bunt and scored on Brad Ferraro's single.

Mayville State went ahead 4-2 in the seventh with three straight walks and a hit batter.  Simon Anderson pitched a perfect eighth and Kingsley a 1-2-3 ninth to keep NDSU in the game.

North Dakota State is scheduled to begin Summit League play Friday, April 13, with a four-game series against Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.

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