TUCSON, Ariz. - Gage Reis tied a school record with five hits in a win over Minot State as the Simpson baseball team split its final two games at the Tucson Invitational, beating Minot State 13-8 and falling to Carroll (Wis.) 13-5.
Ries went a perfect 5-for-5 with two runs scored against Minot State, getting a double and four singles. He also walked and scored in a four-run seventh that helped the Storm (2-5) pull away for their second win of the season.
Simpson 13, Mont State 8
Jonathan Greiner drove in three runs and Jake Scieszinski threw six solid innings to go along with Reis' five hits. Simpson led 8-7 through six but got a two-RBI double from Jeremy Roehrick and a two-run single from Bud Smith to build a 14-7 lead. Scieszinski (2-0) allowed 10 hits and seven runs (six earned) in six innings in the win.
Carroll 13, Simpson 5
Simpson led 3-0 before Carroll mounted a nine-run third inning to put the game out of reach. Jake Esdorh went 4-for-5 with a run scored, and Devan Wicks and Austin Burlin had three hits apiece. Zeb Noel went 4 1/3 innings and struck out seven in the loss. Just six of his 11 runs allowed were earned, as Simpson committed three errors on the day.
Simpson opens the home schedule against AIB on Wednesday, March 18. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.