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Taylor Petersen homered and drove in four Tuesday.
SDSU slips by UND 10-9 despite late rally
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Updated: Saturday 04/16/2014 10:36:10 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
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BROOKINGS, S.D.-- Despite a late rally, South Dakota State escaped with a 10-9 win over North Dakota Tuesday afternoon in non-conference play. UND once trailed 7-1 but sent the tying run to the plate after a Taylor Petersen two-run homer in the final frame.

North Dakota (6-16) used this game as an opportunity to get work for its bullpen after being off since April 6. Andrew Thome took the ball to start the game followed by nine other pitchers combining to finish out the game.

"It was an interesting ballgame today," UND head coach Jeff Dodson said. "We had a lot of odd things happen and we missed some scoring opportunities early. But, as we have all season, the kids stayed in and battled and competed and had the tying run at the plate at the end. We've got to continue to put ourselves in a position to win the game and it'll happen."

SDSU (17-17) did most of its damage early, scoring a pair in the second, three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to gain a 7-1 advantage. UND immediately began to chip away, plating two in the sixth inning on a pinch-hit two-run single by Petersen.

The seventh inning saw three more North Dakota runs as Patrick Riewer walked and Jacob Threlkeld singled to start the inning. Tyler Follis would reach on a throwing error and would come all the way around to score for a 7-6 Jackrabbit lead.

SDSU got three back in the bottom of that frame with just a pair of hits and reclaimed a four-run lead at 10-6. Riewer drove in a run in the eighth inning, reaching for the third time in the game and 15th time in the last seven contests.

In the ninth, Zack Trygstad coaxed a two-out walk, reaching for the fourth time Tuesday. Petersen then homered to left and UND had narrowed the gap to 10-9. Matt Wehrli popped out to end the threat and the Jacks came away with the win.

UND heads to Chicago State for a three-game Western Athletic Conference series beginning Friday. North Dakota will then play its first games at Kraft Memorial Field with a three-game set vs. Seattle beginning April 25.

Notes: It was Petersen's first homer of the year after tying for the team lead in dingers last season (4) ... He now leads the club in RBI (14) ... Ryan Reese singled in the sixth to extend his streak of reaching base to 19 straight games.

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