Senior lefthander Teague McFadden tossed a complete game four-hitter in the second game to lead Wayne State College in a 15-1 win over Minot State, avoiding a series sweep by the visiting Beavers after Minot State won the opener Sunday afternoon 9-5 at the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex. MISU is now 6-3 and 3-1 in the league while WSC is 5-9 and 1-3 in the NSIC.
The opener saw Minot State score at least one run in six of the seven innings as the Beavers defeated the Wildcats 9-5.
The Wildcats scored single runs in the first and second for a 2-1 lead. The Beavers took the lead for good at 3-2 in the third with a pair of runs, and added solo runs in the fourth and fifth for a 5-2 lead. WSC scored in the bottom of the fifth to make it 5-3, but Minot State scored twice in the sixth and seventh to offset two Wildcat runs in the bottom of the sixth to post the 9-5 win.
Minot State had 12 hits in the win to just seven for WSC. Cody Jenkins was 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI. David Janes had a two-run double for the ‘Cats while Aaron Krier, Tanner Simons and Kyle Thompson each singled.
Freshman Aiden Breedlove (1-2) suffered the pitching loss, charged with five runs over 4 2/3 innings on 10 hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Adam Poldberg, Tegan Nissen and Joey Lenihan each worked in relief for the Wildcats.
The second game saw senior lefthander Teague McFadden pitch a complete game four-hit shutout, allowing an unearned run in the top of the seventh, as the Wildcats avoided the weekend sweep with a convincing 15-1 win over the Beavers.
Wayne State took control early with three runs in the first and second innings for a 6-0 lead. The ‘Cats added one run in the fourth, three in the fifth and a five-run sixth to put the game out of reach.
The Wildcats had 22 hits in the win as every starter registered at least one hit. Tandon Dorn was 4 for 5 with a triple, four RBI and four runs scored to pace WSC at the plate. Jenkins finished 3 for 3 with two RBI while Tanner Simons and Bodie Cooper each accounted for three hits. Aaron Krier homered, going 2 for 3 with two runs scored while freshman Jackson Petersen was 2 for 4 with three runs scored.
McFadden (1-1) fired a complete game win on the hill for WSC, allowing just four hits and one run (unearned) with seven strikeouts and two walks on 89 pitches.
Wayne State will play a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon at William Jewell College, scheduled for a nine-inning game in Liberty, Missouri starting at 3 p.m.