TOPEKA, Kan.— Although being listed as the home team Saturday, the University of Jamestown opened Great Plains Athletic Conference play against Northwestern (Iowa) College in Topeka, Kan., due to unplayable field conditions at Jack Brown Stadium.

The Red Raiders scored twice in the top of the seventh in a 3-2 game one win, then the Jimmies responded with an 8-3 victory in the nightcap to salvage the split.

Jaden Yackley (SR/Lynnwood, Wash.) was 2-for-3 with a home run and a pair of RBI in game one. Drake Pilat (SR/Winnipeg, MB, Canada) doubled while Tanner Roundy (SR/Henderson, NV) and Kaleb Binstock (SR/Grand Forks, ND) also recorded hits.

Dakota Nelson (SR/Dallas, OR) (2-1) gave up three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one.

After giving up two first-inning runs in game two, UJ scored one in the second and three in the third to take a 4-2 lead.

Northwestern answered with one in the fourth to make it 4-3, but a four-run Jimmie fifth broke the game open.

Chase Hacker (JR/Millcreek, WA) homered twice and drove in five runs to lead the UJ offense. Pilat was 3-for-4 and Binstock and Zach Zurbrugg (SR/Bremerton, WA) also drove in runs.

Kensaku Akiya (JR/Kawasaki, Japan) (3-0) pitched four innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits. He walked two and struck out two. Andrew Reed (JR/Woodinville, WA) worked the final three innings for his first save. Reed allowed one hit and walked one, while striking out two.

Jamestown (11-7 overall, 1-1 GPAC) plays a doubleheader against Briar Cliff (Iowa) in Topeka Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.