Kyle Kleinendorst’s two-run single in the top of the eighth inning proved to be the difference as North Dakota State defeated South Dakota State 3-2 in the Summit League baseball opener for both teams Friday afternoon at blustery Erv Huether Field.
The honors continued to roll in for South Dakota State standout Nate Wolters on Monday, the latest being Associated Press Third Team All-American, the highest honor earned by a Jackrabbit at the Division I level.
Bryan Tibbitts’ pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth inning plated the winning run, giving Northern Colorado a 13-12 victory over South Dakota State in the finale of a three-game non-conference baseball series Sunday afternoon at Jackson Field.
South Dakota State starting pitcher Kori Seidlitz tossed a career-high nine innings without giving up a run in the series finale at Omaha on Saturday, but the Mavericks finally pushed a run across in the bottom of the 10th inning to walk off with a 1-0 win.
South Carolina shot 60.7 percent from the field in the first half and placed four players in double figures, defeating South Dakota State 74-52 Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Coors Events Center.
In perhaps its most publicized dual this season, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits held their own against Western Wrestling Conference leader Wyoming, but was unable to hold off the Cowboys in the late matches and lost 21-13 Sunday in Spearfish.
Not only did Nate Wolters become the first Jackrabbit in history to score 2,000 career points, but South Dakota State also handed Western Illinois its first Summit League loss and snapped the Fighting Leathernecks 11 game winning streak on Thursday with a 59-53 win.
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