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Jimmies take advantage of errors in 9-2 win at Valley City

The Vikings had three errors, while the Jimmies had two.

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The Jimmies Triston Madison swings through a pitch against Morningside on April 4, 2022 at Jack Brown Stadium.
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JAMESTOWN — The University of Jamestown went on the road to face their biggest rival, Valley City State University, and came away with a 9-2 win on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Charlie Brown Memorial Baseball Field.

The Vikings’ (1-2) lead-off hitter Dustin Mertz led off the bottom of the first with a single to left and came around to score on a sacrifice ground out to make it 1-0. The Vikings added on in the bottom of the second when the first two hitters reached to set up Mertz to hit a bloop single off the end of the bat to load the bases. That set up Jaden Babiuk to ground into an RBI fielder’s choice to push the Vikings' lead out to 2-0.

The Jimmies (2-1) broke through in the top of the third when Kendall Yackley took one off the hip to set up Ben Patton, who hit a line drive to center that got past the shortstop Shane Nixon, allowing Yackley to get to third and Patton to move to second on the throw. Two batters later, Chase Burke hit a grounder to the first baseman Drew Nixon who took it the short way flipping it to the pitcher allowing Yackley to score and cut the deficit to 2-1.

The Jimmies would take the lead for good in the top of the third when back-to-back singles were rewarded by a Yackley two-run double to take a 3-2 lead. The Jimmies exploded in the top of the fifth when Alex Alva led off with a single before Xander Orejudos hit a double to bring Alva home and make it a 4-2 game. The Jimmies would add four more in the inning to take an 8-2 lead.

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The longest scoring play of these games was an 85-yard kickoff return by the Huskies' Treyton Mauch.

The Jimmies forced the Vikings into a costly error in the top of the seventh as Trent Peters grounded to the shortstop Shane Nixon, whose throw was out of the reach of the first baseman Drew Nixon and hit Peters. Later in the frame, Peters would be moved to second on a balk before he was brought home on a Reece McKenzie single to make it 9-2.


The Jimmies are back in action at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, when they go to Mayville State University.

UJ 9, VCSU 2

UJ: 0 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 0–9 9 2

VCSU: 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–2 10 3

Scoring Plays:

First inning:

VCSU: Shane Nixon grounds out to third, Dustin Mertz scores, unearned

Second inning:


VCSU: Jaden Babiuk reaches on a fielder’s choice, Judson Seliskar scores

Third inning:

UJ: Chase Burke RBI groundout to first, Kendall Yackley scores, unearned

Fourth inning:

UJ: Kendall Yackley 2 RBI double, Troy Berg, Ryan Muizelaar score

Fifth inning:

UJ: Xander Orejudos RBI double, Alex Alva scores

UJ: Trent Peters RBI single, Orejudos scores


UJ: Peters scores on a wild pitch

UJ: Yackley sacrifice fly, Hayden Brown scores

UJ: Reece Mckenzie scores on an error by the catcher, Babiuk

Seventh inning:

UJ: McKenzie single, Peters scores, unearned

WP: Tanner Boe (2-0), LP: Hunter Magnuson (1-1)

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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