Box Score Recap
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Valley City State
North Dakota State
Grant Wehseler had a pair of doubles and three RBIs on Tuesday.
Grant Wehseler had a pair of doubles and three RBIs on Tuesday.
Baseball - Tue, May 2, 2017
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Valley City State (25-24)030000000371
North Dakota State (22-21)41000003X8110
Fargo, ND Newman Outdoor Field
Valley City StatePitchingNorth Dakota State
-Winner Kyle Ferderer
Shaun KourajianLoser-
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Valley City StateIndv. StatsNorth Dakota State
#31 Grant WehselerDoubles 2 Players (#2,#19)
NoneTriples #3 Alec Abercrombie
NoneHome Runs #1 Bennett Hostetler

Valley City State's baseball team ended the regular season with a non-conference loss Tuesday night at North Dakota State University, an NCAA Division I school.

North Dakota State scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull away late as the Bison downed the Vikings, 8-3.

The Bison scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early 4-0 lead. VCSU's Grant Wehseler responded with a bases-loaded double in the top of the second inning, scoring Ben Bruenjes, Nate Bagby and Anthony Necochea to make it a 4-3 game.

The Bison tacked on one run in the bottom of the inning, making it 5-3. The score would remain that way for the next five innings before the Bison broke the game open with three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Wehseler had a big game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Necochea added a pair of hits and both Jared Meiklejohn and Ben Bruenjes had doubles in the game. VCSU scored its three runs on seven hits and committed one error. The Bision had eight runs on 11 hits and did not commit an error.

Valley City State's four doubles on Tuesday give the Vikings a new school record of 89 doubles this season. The old record of 88 was set by both the 2015 and 2016 teams.

Shaun Kourajian took the loss on the mound after starting and allowing three earned runs. VCSU used six different pitchers in the game as the Viking get guys read for the NSAA Conference Tournament this weekend in Valley City. The Vikings finish the regular season with a 25-24 overall record.

NDSU's Kyle Ferderer picked up the win after pitching two scoreless innings in relief. Bennett Hostetler went 1-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run in the eighth inning. JT Core and Jake Malec each had a pair of hits in the win.

Up next: VCSU is the No. 3 seed for the NSAA Conference Tournament and will play No. 6 seed Viterbo University on Friday at 4 p.m. in Valley City.