St. Cloud State Takes Series Opener From Tech


St. Cloud State got to the Arkansas Tech bullpen for five late runs to take a 10-5 non-conference baseball victory over the Wonder Boys at Tech Field in Russellville on Sunday night.

Steve Rindelaub broke a 5-5 tie and gave the Huskies (1-0) the lead for good with a two-out, two-run single to center field in the top of the seventh inning.

Arkansas Tech (1-1) issued a walk, hit a batter and committed an error in the top of the ninth to help St. Cloud State add three runs to its lead.

Kyle Fischer retired the Wonder Boys without incident in the bottom of the ninth to wrap up the victory.

Nate Wilder went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Arkansas Tech. Michael Rezin delivered a two-run double for the Wonder Boys in the bottom of the sixth that tied the score at 5-5, but Tech was held without a hit in the final three innings.

Danny Higginbotham and Madison Beaird also had an RBI for the Wonder Boys.

Rindelaub, Jordan Smith and Kent Koch had two hits apiece for St. Cloud State, while Joey Benke scored three runs.

Huskies starting pitcher Logan Birr (1-0) was credited with the win. He allowed three unearned runs in four innings of work. Fischer pitched the final five innings for St. Cloud State.

Aaron Luchterhand (0-1) was the losing pitcher. He struck out six and walked two in four and two-thirds innings. Luchterhand surrendered five runs on six hits.

The Wonder Boys and the Huskies will play a doubleheader at noon on Monday, Feb. 14. Admission to Tech Field will be free.

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