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Bison Fall in 13 Innings at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 5-4

Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: February 17, 2013

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Arkansas-Pine Bluff scored an unearned run with one out in the 13th inning to beat North Dakota State 5-4 in college baseball Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Torii Hunter Baseball Complex.

NDSU pitcher Mark Hermes put UAPB's first two batters on base in the 13th with a hit-by-pitch and walk before reliever Adam Poehlmann came on to get a potential ground-ball double play.

NDSU got a force out at second base but the relay to first was off line. First baseman Wes Satzinger's throw behind the runner at third base went wild allowing the winning run to score.

The Bison got five innings of scoreless relief from senior closer Kyle Kingsley in the eighth, ninth and 10th, and freshman Adam Lambrecht in the 11th and 12th innings.  They escaped two major jams in extra innings.

Kingsley loaded the bases with a one-out intentional walk in the 10th before getting a force out at home and a fly ball.  Lambrecht gave up a leadoff single and double in the 11th before an intentional walk, strikeout and 5-2-3 double play ended it.

NDSU put two runners on with none out in the 10th, but UAPB got the lead out at third on a sac bunt attempt by Michael Leach and Tate Leapaldt hit into a ground ball double play.

Paul Funk drew a leadoff walk for North Dakota State in the 11th, but Redmond Floyd retired the final nine hitters in order to get the win for Arkansas-Pine Bluff.  Hermes took the loss for NDSU.

Blake Turbak was 3-for-4 including an RBI single that scored Tim Colwell after a leadoff triple in the NDSU fourth inning.  Colwell scored again in the sixth after a hit-by-pitch, sac bunt, single and a ground out by Kyle Kleinendorst.

NDSU tied the game 4-4 in the eighth on a two-run double by John Skrbec hit a two-run double that scored Turbak and Kleinendorst.  Leach and Funk each had two hits.

The Bison pitching staff had 13 strikeouts in the game.  Starter Trevor Jaunich went 4 2/3 innings allowing two runs on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

North Dakota State is at Southeast Missouri State for a three-game series beginning Friday, Feb. 22.

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