USD baseball season ends with doubleheader sweep South Dakota finished the 1999 baseball season with a doubleheader sweep over St. Cloud State May 1 in St. Cloud, MN by the scores of 3-0 and 3-2.
The Coyotes set a school record for wins in a season with their 27-23 slate and USD wound up 10-10 in the North Central Conference.
In the first game against St. Cloud State the Coyotes scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings. Jim McNaughton drove in a run with a single in the first and he drew a bases-loaded walk in the third. Adam Struck had two hits in the game, including a run-scoring single in the fourth. Brian Jensen had a pair of singles and Mitch Stewart connected for a double to highlight USD's offense.
Winning pitcher Julio Jimenez walked four and fanned five while scattering seven hits. Josh Wigley came on in the seventh with one out and picked up the save.
In the second game the Coyotes scored all three of their runs in the third inning sparked by RBI singles by Jensen and Phil Gonyer. USD outhit the Huskies, 9-4, led by Gonyer, who was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles. Dustin Moore had two singles and Jeff Snell delivered a double. Winning pitcher Jeff LeMaster went five innings with three walks, three strikeouts and four hits allowed. Ryan Goodwin hurled the last two innings and recorded the save.
South Dakota dropped two games to Minnesota State April 30 in Mankato, MN by the scores of 6-4 and 9-1.
In the first game the Coyotes outhit the Mavericks, 9-5, but USD was hampered by four errors. Losing pitcher Chris Johnson went the distance for USD with three walks and four strikeouts. Leading the Coyotes was Brian Jensen and Dustin Moore with two singles apiece. Mike Laue had a home run and Mitch Stewart connected for a double.
The Coyotes managed only three hits in the second game, while the Mavericks banged out 14 hits. Jensen, Jim McNaughton and Tucker McGinnis had singles apiece for the Coyotes. Losing pitcher Matt McDermott went four innings and was relieved by Ryan Lally in the fifth.