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Jackrabbits shut out Bison twice to win Summit League title

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ROCHESTER, Mich. – No. 1-seeded South Dakota State shut out North Dakota State twice on Sunday to capture the Summit League baseball championship.

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Scott Splett and Aaron Machbitz each had an RBI as the Jackrabbits defeated the Bison 2-0 in Game 1 to force a winner-take-all second game.

Tournament MVP Daniel Telford’s two-out RBI double in the first inning of Game 2 was the difference as South Dakota State won 1-0.

NDSU’s Wes Satzinger and Blake Turbak each went 2-for-4 in Game 2.

With the two wins, the Jackrabbit earn an automatic bid to their first NCAA Division I regional tournament.

The Bison finish the season one game below .500 at 26-27 overall.

SDSU 010 000 010–2 8 1

NDSU 000 000 000–0 7 0

Flaa, Anderson (8) and Leach. Emery, Moore (8) and Clary. W–Emery (4-5). L–Flaa (1-1)

SDSU 100 000 000–1 6 0

NDSU 000 000 000–0 7 0

Jaunich, Kingsley (4), Straka (7) and Leach. Kraemer, Bougher (6), Somsen (8) and Clary. W–Kraemer (4-2). L–Jaunich (2-7)

Summit League All-Tournament Team

South Dakota State: Daniel Telford (MVP), J.D. Moore, Stephen Bougher, Scott Splett, Kolton Emery

North Dakota State: David Ernst, John Straka, Kyle Kleinendorst, Wes Satzinger

Western Illinois: Aaron Michel, Tanner Glore, Dan Dispensa.

Oakland: Jason Hager, Nolan Jacoby

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