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Sophomore Andrew Thome got the win in game one.
UND sweeps Omaha in Friday twinbill
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Updated: Thursday 03/08/2013 19:30:45 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
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OMAHA, Neb.-- North Dakota used a solid team pitching performance to garner a doubleheader sweep, 5-3 and 2-0, over host Nebraska-Omaha Friday afternoon in non-conference action. After Andrew Thome won game one with a three-inning save from Patrick Riewer, Reid Jungling came on early in relief in the second game to grab the win in the nightcap.

"We played pretty well today," UND Head Baseball Coach Jeff Dodson said. "I'm pleased with the way we pitched today, we have some work yet to do offensively. It was a gutsy effort from Jungling today in a not-so-perfect situation. He kept guys off-balance and kept in good pitching counts."

Thome went six innings in game one and scattered five hits and one run to earn his second win of the season. Riewer allowed a pair of runs, but threw the final three innings to notch the save.

North Dakota staked Thome to the lead in the third with three runs, the final two coming on a Jeff Campbell double to left to score a pair for a 3-0 UND advantage. After UND added another the next frame on back-to-back two-baggers from Ryan Reese and Patrick Vandoorne, Omaha finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth, scoring a single run on a double-play ball.

North Dakota garnered an unearned insurance run in the seventh on a walk and a error for a 5-1 lead for the visitors. The Mavericks scored two in the bottom of that inning but got no more as Riewer induced a game-ending groundout with the bases loaded in the ninth.

Reese and Jacob Threlkeld each had two hits in the opener. Kris Kwak scored twice on walks, but saw his 22-game hitting streak end with an 0-for-3.

In game two, Taylor Petersen belted his second homer of the season to leadoff the second for a 1-0 UND margin. In the bottom of that inning, the final out saw four players ejected, including starting pitcher Alex Twenge and Reese.

Enter Jungling.

The sophomore lefty came out of the bullpen in a pinch and put the game away. He allowed just two hits and faced just two above the minimum for the final seven innings in earning his first win of the campaign. He kept batters off-balance and induced 15 flyouts and five groundouts for his first win in a UND uniform.

Petersen reached base four times in the second game with his homer, a single and two walks. Kwak added an RBI double in the eighth for an insurance run.

The teams will square-off again Saturday for a single game slated for a noon start.

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