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Senior Zack Trygstad had five hits in Friday's doubleheader.
Baseball drops first two at Saint Louis
Courtesy: Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Release: 03/07/2014
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ST. LOUIS, Mo.-- The University of North Dakota baseball team dropped the first two of a four-game set at Saint Louis Friday, falling 6-4 and 12-4. North Dakota is now 0-6 overall on the young season.

Saint Louis struck first, scoring a single run in the bottom of the first inning in game one. UND answered with a run in the second on a triple by Zack Trygstad-- one of his five hits on the afternoon-- followed by an RBI base knock by Ryan Reese.

The Billikens (6-6) tacked on three in the bottom of the second to take a 4-1 advantage but UND immediately answered with three in the top of the next inning to put the score at 4-all. Taylor Petersen hit his fourth double of the season to score two and Reese later plated the third run.

It remained tied until the seventh inning when a two-run homer chased North Dakota starter Andrew Thome and Saint Louis hung on for the 6-4 win. Thome went 6.2 innings with six runs on nine hits and five strikeouts.

Trygstad had three hits in the opener while Reese and Jacob Threlkeld each tallied a pair of hits.

In game two, a huge fifth inning helped Saint Louis garner the sweep at GCS Ballpark Friday. Already leading 3-0, the Billikens scored nine in the fifth to take a commanding lead.

UND tacked on four late runs, scoring two in the sixth and one each in the seventh and eighth innings. In the sixth, Trygstad hit a bases-loaded single to score Dalton Parrott and Luis Calvo.

Daniel Lockhert singled to leadoff the seventh and later came around on Threlkeld's sacrifice fly. Trygstad would score in the eighth after a one-out hit, chased home on Patrick Riewer's single to right.

Alex Twenge took the loss, firing four innings, with six hits and nine runs with four walks, three hit batters and three strikeouts.

Calvo, Trygstad and Lockhert each recorded two hits in game two.

Senior Zack Trygstad had five hits in the doubleheader for North Dakota, driving in four runs.
UND and Saint Louis continue their series tomorrow with a single game at 6:00 p.m. at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. The series wraps up Sunday.

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