Wolves Offense Explodes For 18 In Romp of Minot

Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University baseball team dropped game one, 15-4 against Minot State, but rallied back in game two to win, 18-8. Key situational hitting led the Beavers to the win in game one. A powerful offensive spark led the Wolves to victory in game two with 19 hits. NSU recorded 22 runs off of 23 hits on the day.

Final Score of Game 1: NSU 4, MISU 15

Final Score of Game 2: NSU 18, MISU 8
Records: NSU 17-25 (NSIC 12-20), MISU 14-27, (NSIC 11-20)


  • After a scoreless first inning, Minot State was the first to score in the second and third inning with six runs
  • The Beavers extended their lead with two runs in the top of the fourth
  • Northern State chipped away from the deficit as Nick Friedges scored on an error by the shortstop in the bottom of the fourth
  • In the bottom of the fifth, Jackson Meyer scored on error by the third baseman to trail by six runs
  • MISU responded back in the sixth inning with one run
  • Jonah Schmidt found a gap in left field for a double that scored Jack Widner in the sixth
  • As Meyers stolen second base, Jonah Schmidt scored to trail by five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning
  • In the top of the seventh inning, Minot State tallied six runs to lead by 11
  • The Wolves recorded four runs off of four hits with three errors and one stolen base
  • Brenden Baxter notched the loss in 5.2 innings pitched



  • Brennan Phillips: 1-for-4
  • Karson Hesser: 1-for-4
  • Jonah Schmidt: 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 double
  • Andrew Wedwick: 1-for-1, 1 walk, 1 hit by pitch


  • Minot State was the first to score in game two off of a sacrifice fly that scored one run in the first inning
  • In the second inning, Easton Rerick put Northern State on the board with a single that scored Jonah Schmidt to tie the game
  • Nicholas Ochoa drove one up the middle for a single that scored Jackson Meyer and Rerick to lead by two runs in the second
  • The Beaver took the lead in the third and fourth inning with seven runs
  • On an error by the shortstop, Rerick scored in the fourth inning to cut the lead in half
  • NSU kicked off the fifth inning with Schmidt single to center field that scored Brennan Phillips; On a bases loaded walk Karson Hesser scored; Jack Weidner scored on a balk to trail by one
  • In the bottom of the seventh inning, Ochoa drove one down the left field line for a double that scored Andrew Wedwick and Rerick to take the lead
  • Hesser kept the line moving with a single to left field that scored Ochoa
  • Weidner drove the ball over the left field fence for a grand slam that scored Hesser, Phillips, and Nick Friedges to lead by six
  • Meyer drove the ball up the middle for a single that scored Rerick and Schmidt; Friedges followed with a single up the middle that scored Meyer
  • Phillips drove the ball to left field for a single that scored Ochoa to end the game in the seventh inning
  • The Wolves tallied 18 runs off 19 hits with one error and one stolen base
  • Jack Miller recorded the win in 3.2 innings pitched with on strikeout
  • In 3.1 innings of work, Jake Helleloid notched two strikeouts



  • Karson Hesser: 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI
  • Nick Friedges: 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI
  • Nicholas Ochoa: 2-for-5, 4 RBIs, 2 runs, 1 double, 1 walk
  • Brennan Phillips: 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 walk
  • Jack Weidner: 2-for-5, 4 RBIs, 2 runs, 1 homerun
  • Jonah Schmidt: 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 walk
  • Easton Rerick: 2-for-4, 4 runs, 1 RBI, 1 walk
  • Jackson Meyer: 1-for-3, 3 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 walks
  • Andrew Wedwick: 1-for-3, 1 run, 2 walks
  • Jack Miller: 3.2 innings pitched, 1 strikeout, win
  • Jake Helleloid: 3.1 innings pitched, 2 strikeouts

Northern State is back at the diamond for a three game series against Wayne State. The first two games are set for Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with the final game scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at 12 p.m. from Wayne Nebraska against the Wildcats.