NSU Falls In Bismarck in NSIC Twinbill

Bismarck, ND (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University baseball team dropped both games against the University of Mary in mid-week action, 7-5 and 8-3. An early lead by the Marauders in both games kept the win out of reach for the Wolves. NSU tallied eight runs off of 17 hits along with six extra base hits on the day.

Final Score of Game 1: NSU 5, UMARY 7

Final Score of Game 2: NSU 3, UMARY 8
Records: NSU 12-20 (NSIC 7-15), UMARY 12-17, (NSIC 9-11)


  • The University of Mary was the first to add to the board with three runs off of a homerun in the bottom of the first
  • Northern State chipped away from the deficit as Karson Hesser drove one over the right field fence for a solo homerun in the third inning
  • After two scoreless innings the Marauders extended their lead by one run
  • In the top of the sixth, Nick Friedges singled to right field that scored Jonah Schmidt and Jack Weidner to trail by one run
  • UMary responded back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning
  • On an error by the first baseman, Hesser reach first while Brennan Phillips scored to start the seventh inning
  • Friedges grounded out to the second baseman as Hesser scored to trail by two in the seventh
  • The Wolves tallied five runs off of nine hits and one error on the day
  • Max Otto recorded the loss in 5.2 innings pitched with nine strikeouts against 28 batters
  • In 0.1 innings pitched, Daulton Vanderloo notched one strikeout



  • Jonah Schmidt: 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 doubles
  • Michael Benevides: 2-for-4
  • Brennan Phillips: 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 double
  • Karson Hesser: 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 1 homerun
  • Jack Weidner: 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 walk
  • Nick Friedges: 1-for-4, 3 RBIs
  • Jackson Meyers: 1-for-3, 1 double
  • Max Otto: 5.2 innings pitched, 9 strikeouts


  • The University of Mary kicked off game two strong with four runs in the bottom of the first
  • After a scoreless second inning, Northern State responded back as Brennan Phillips doubled to right center that to Jackson Meyers
  • Jonah Schmidt cut the lead in half as he drove the ball to left field to score Phillips in the top of the third
  • UMary added one run in the bottom of the third with a solo homerun
  • In the fourth and fifth inning the Marauders extended their lead with two runs
  • The Wolves chipped away from the deficit as Meyers singled to center field to score Nicholas Ochoa to trail by four runs
  • In the bottom of the eight, The University of Mary scored one run to lead by five
  • NSU tallied three runs off of eight hits with one error and two stolen bases in the contest
  • In 2.2 innings pitched, Jack Miller recorded the loss with two strikeouts against 18 batters
  • Jake Helleloid notched three strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work



  • Brennan Phillips: 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 double
  • Jonah Schmidt: 1-for-4, 1 RBI
  • Nick Friedges: 1-for-3, 1 walk, 1 double
  • Jackson Meyers: 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 stolen base
  • Michael Benevides: 1-for-4, 1 stolen base
  • Jack Miller: 2.2 innings pitched, 2 strikeouts
  • Jake Helleloid: 2.1 innings pitched, 3 strikeouts


Northern State returns to action on the weekend to take on Minnesota Duluth in a three-game series. The first game is set for Saturday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m. with the second game following at 3:30 p.m. and the final game is scheduled for Sunday, April 14 at 12 p.m. from Duluth, Minn. against the Bulldogs.