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  • Red Storm win series over MSUB, Abrath fans 12
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 02/23/14 - 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Photo credit: Stan Plewe
    Photo credit: Stan Plewe
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Chance Abrath (Salt Lake City, UT) struck out 12 batters over 5.1 innings while the offense swatted out 15 hits leading Dixie State to a 9-3 non-conference win over Montana State-Billings.

    DSU earns the series win taking three out of four in the weekend series to improve to 3-8 on the year.

    Abrath dominating the game from the beginning with three strikeouts during play in the opening inning. Despite the power pitching, the Yellowjackets (1-7) tallied a run on a two-out double.

    Dixie State swung the momentum with six runs off MSUB starter Jake Campeau. Tyler Blair (Henderson, NV) doubled thanks to a bad hop and scored two batters later on a Donald Glover (Las Vegas, NV) single to left. Miles Bice (Henderson, NV) swinged to right bringing home another run. Austin Bartleson (Kennewick, WA) had the big hit with the bags loaded. His single to left plated two and a fielding error brought home the runner all the way from first. Kevin Kline (Las Vegas, NV) completed the scoring with a flare single to right.

    Glover scored after an attempted throw to catch him stealing from third ricocheted into left field in the fifth and Blair added an RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth to increase the lead to 8-1.

    Dalton Gust (Riverton, UT) closed the scoring with an RBI double in the eighth.

    Abrath grabbed the win scattering three runs on eight hits. His 12-strikeout performance sits third best for any Dixie State pitcher in a single game. Bubba Blau (Roy, UT) struck out three in relief and Mitchell Franek (Grand Lake, CO) threw two scoreless frames to close out a solid effort from the DSU arms.

    Umscheid and Glover each had three hits for the Storm.

    Dixie State embarks on Pacific West Conference play next weekend. The club travels to Riverside, Calif., for a four-game series with the preseason favorites, California Baptist. Action begins Thursday night under the lights at Totman Stadium.
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