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Ryan Reese continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with a run Friday.
Runners grab opener of WAC series 4-1
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Updated: Tuesday 03/21/2014 23:01:09 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif.-- Behind a 10-strikeout performance by starter Taylor Aikenhead, host Bakersfield posted a 4-1 win over North Dakota Friday night in Western Athletic Conference play.

"We played a decent game tonight, we just didn't hit and ran into a hot arm," UND head coach Jeff Dodson said. "We didn't adjust very well to him and he punched out 10 guys tonight. We did have the tying run up in ninth inning and had some good performances from a few guys. Ryan Reese had another good game with three hits and Tyler Ruemmele, after he settled in, had a good performance tonight."

Ruemmele, making his first start on the mound after three solid appearances out of the bullpen, kept UND (2-10, 2-2 WAC) in it. The junior came into the contest with a 2.16 earned run average, allowing just two runs in his previous 8.1 innings. Friday, he allowed a run in the first and two more in the third before settling in nicely, blanking the Roadrunners from the fourth through seventh innings.

North Dakota trailed 4-0 heading into the final frame when it mounted its comeback effort. Reese singled to left to start the inning and Daniel Lockhert followed with a base knock through the right side. After Sam Alt reached on a fielder's choice, Dalton Leuschke walked to load the bases.

Jacob Threlkeld flied out to center to score a run and made it 4-1 Bakersfield. Tyler Follis flied out to center to end the threat and the home team escaped with the win in game one of the three-game series.

Reese was 3-for-4 with a run while Lockhert, Luis Calvo, Lueschke and Zack Trygstad all added hits for North Dakota. Ruemmele finished with a line of 7 IP with 11 hits and three runs with four strikeouts.  

The teams will continue the series tomorrow with an 8:00 p.m Central start.

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