USD baseball team ties school record for wins after UNO split South Dakota and Nebraska-Omaha split a North Central Conference doubleheader April 18 in Omaha, NE.
The Mavericks won the first game, 4-2, and the Coyotes came back with an 8-7 victory in the second game. USD tied a school-record for most wins in a season which was also accomplished in 1991 (21-16) and 1981 (21-19).
South Dakota and Nebraska-Omaha met April 19 in another doubleheader in Omaha and this time UNO swept USD by the scores of 10-0 and 5-0. The Coyotes, 21-19 overall and 6-6 in the NCC, host South Dakota State and Augustana April 23 and 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the final home games of the season.
In the second game against Nebraska-Omaha on April 18 the Coyotes scored twice in the top of the seventh on a two-run single by Mitch Stewart for an 8-5 lead and then held on in the bottom half of the frame with the Mavericks scoring 2 runs.
USD had 10 hits in the game sparked by a two-run home run by Adam Struck in the third and a solo homer by Brian Jensen in the sixth. Jensen also had a single in the game, while Tucker McGinnis connected for a double. Josh Wigley picked up the win for the Coyotes after relieving Matt McDermott in the fourth inning.
In the first game April 18 the Coyotes held a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the second inning when the Mavericks tied it with 2 runs on the bottom of the second and took the lead for good with 2 runs in the fifth. USD was held to 5 hits led by Phil Gonyer with a double and Stewart had an RBI single.
Also posting singles were Don Busi, Jeff Snell and McGinnis. Losing pitcher Chris Johnson went the distance allowing 8 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
April 19 in the first game the Coyotes were held to only 1 hit with Phil Gonyer posting a single. USD managed only 3 hits in the second game. Jeff Snell had a single and a double, and Jensen had a single.