Jimmies baseball sweeps doubleheader at Mount Marty

The Jimmies held the Lancers top three hitters to 5-for-24 with four strikeouts, six RBIs, three runs and two walks in the two games.

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The Jimmies' Luke Zimmer watches a pitch fly towards home plate against Mayville State on Sept. 26, 2022 at Jack Brown Stadium.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

YANKTON, S.D. — The University of Jamestown put up six runs in the fourth inning on their way to an 8-5 win over Mount Marty University at the Lancers’ Bob Tereshinski Stadium.

The Jimmies immediately got their day started as three pitches into the game Kendall Yackley got a hold of one and sent it over the wall in left to give the Jimmies the 1-0 lead. The next batter was Xander Orejudos who kept it going with a solo shot of his own to make it 2-0. It is the first time the Jimmies have gone back-to-back since Grant Okawa and Jared Bentley went back-to-back on May 2, 2021.

“We were able to hit the ball consistently to begin game one and when you do that and can score some runs it really creates a lot of positive momentum,” Jimmies head coach Tom Hager said. “So, it was a great start for us and then Luke Zimmer gave us a quality start on the mound. I felt like were able to continue to swing the bat throughout the game and certainly, the bullpen did a great job as well.”

The Lancers tied the game up in the second but the Jimmies pulled away in the fourth as they scored six runs on five hits and one error to take an 8-2 lead. The biggest play in the inning came from Troy Berg as he came up with the bases loaded and hit a three-run double as the lead moved out to 6-2.

The Lancers attempted to fight back in the fifth on a two-run shot from Billy Hancock to cut the deficit to 8-4.


UJ 8, MMU 5

UJ: 2 0 0 6 0 0 0–8 7 2

MMU: 0 2 0 0 2 1 0—5 8 1

WP: Luke Zimmer (7-1) LP: Jared Miller (6-1)

Scoring plays:

First inning:

UJ: Kendall Yackley solo HR

UJ: Xander Orejudos solo HR


Second inning:

MMU: Braeden Cordes 2 run single, Kalub Ramirez, Kiko Nunez score

Fourth inning:

UJ: Alex Alva RBI single, Isaiah Roebuck scores

UJ: Troy Berg 3 run double, Alva, Julian Sansores, Ben Patton score, unearned

UJ: Orejudos RBI double, Berg scores

UJ: Triston Madison RBI single, Orejudos scores

Fifth inning:


MMU: Billy Hancock 2 run HR, Cordes scores, unearned

Sixth inning:

MMU: Cordes RBI single, William Johnson scores

Jimmies bullpen comes through in game two win:

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Jimmies bullpen came up clutch shutting the door as the Jimmies were able to hold onto a 5-4 win over the Lancers.

The Jimmies’ Jordan Singleton started his second game off right with a run-scoring double to take a 1-0 lead in the first. Singleton continued his big day in the third inning with a single to score Kendall Yackley and push the lead out to 2-0. Singleton finished the second game going 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

The Jimmies (22-16, 11-9) added another two more runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead before the Lancers (30-13, 13-10) saw their deficit cut to two runs thanks to a triple in the third and a solo homer in the fifth to make it a 4-2 game. The Jimmies’ Isaiah Roebuck came up in the seventh and hit a single to left-center to score a run to push the lead out to 5-2. The Lancers would respond with two solo shots in the seventh and eighth to cut the deficit to 5-4.

The Jimmies turned to Yackley on the mound in the eighth after the Lancers loaded the bases with only one out and the score sitting at 5-4. Yackley proceeded to work out of trouble and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, as he pitched a perfect 1.2 innings, striking out two hitters.

“Kendall was able to get his off-speed over early in the eighth and piggyback his fastball off of that,” Hager said. “His fastball today was electric and the last pitch of the game, to be able to paint the corner to a good hitter ( and make a pitch like that, that was a lot of fun to watch.”


The Jimmies return to the diamond at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 24, when they go to Northwestern College.

UJ 5, MMU 4

UJ: 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0–5 11 1

MMU: 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0–4 9 1

WP: Eric Kessler (2-0) LP: Chris Rofe (7-2) SV: Kendall Yackley (4)

Scoring plays:

First inning:

UJ: Jordan Singleton RBI double, Yackley scores


Third inning:

UJ: Singleton RBI single, Yackley scores

UJ: Hayden Brown 2 run triple, Singleton, Orejudos score

MMU: Ethan Wishon RBI triple, Caid Koletzky scores

Fifth inning:

MMU: Koletzky solo HR

Seventh inning:

UJ: Roebuck RBI single, Singleton scores


MMU: Nunez solo HR

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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