Baseball Drops Two at Northwestern
ST. PAUL - The MLC baseball team lost both games of a double header at Northwestern Friday by the scores of 7-0 and 3-1.
Four MLC errors hurt the Knights in a 7-0 loss in game one to Northwestern.
Jacob Ziel got the start and pitched all seven innings, allowing seven runs (three earned) on seven hits. He struck out five while walking three as he dropped to 0-4 on the season.
The Eagles took the lead with one run in the second inning, and then added three more in the third, two of which were unearned, to take a commanding lead they would hold the rest of the way.
The MLC bats managed five hits in the game, with Joe Schmudlach, Tyler Dorn, Galen Holzhueter, Ziel and Joe Blum each finishing with one hit apiece.
MLC outhit Northwestern 12-5, but was unable to take advantage of the baserunners in a 3-1 loss in game two.
The Knights took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Ziel scored on an error by the Eagles.
MLC starter Andrew Nemmers held the Eagles scoreless for the first four innings, but gave up two in the fifth in one more in the sixth to pick up the loss and fall to 1-2 on the year. Nemmers struck out three and walked two in the game.
Trailing by two in the final inning, the Knights loaded the bases with one out, but Aaron Stokke grounded into a double play to end the game.
The Knights left nine runners on base in the game, stranding two in the second, sixth and seventh innings.
With the two losses, MLC dropped to 1-13 overall and 1-5 in the UMAC, while Northestern improved to 11-9 on the season and 5-1 in league play.
These two teams will finish the weekend series tomorrow (Saturday, April 7) when they play a single nine-inning game starting at 12 p.m.