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Baseball Loses Pitchers' Duel at UNW

last modified 2014-05-02 09:31 PM

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. - The Martin Luther College baseball team lost the opening game of the weekend series at Northwestern by the score of 3-1 Friday night.

Baseball Loses Pitchers' Duel at UNW

Jake Ziel pitched eight innings and struck out 10 in a 3-1 loss at Northwestern

[Northwestern 3, MLC 1]

The Knights scored the first run of the game in the top of the first inning when Matt Olson drove in Jake Ziel with a sacrifice fly. That would be the extent of scoring for MLC, however, as UNW starting pitcher Andy Peterson shut the Knights out the rest of the way, holding them to five hits for the game.

Ziel started the game on the mound for the Knights and held the Eagles down through seven innings, taking a 1-1 game into the bottom of the eighth inning before UNW took the lead with a pair of runs to win the game.

Ziel pitched eight innings for the Knights, allowing three runs on ten hits and two walks. He also struck out ten, giving him 203 for his career and making him the first MLC pitcher to ever record 200 strikeouts in a career.

Ziel and James Hammelman led MLC's hitters with two hits apiece, while Galen Holzhueter stole his 14th base of the season.

MLC dropped to 11-12 overall and 8-7 in the UMAC in defeat, while UNW improved to 16-15 on the season and 12-7 in league play with the win.

The two teams will play a double header tomorrow (Saturday, May 3) in St. Anthony, with the first pitch scheduled for 12 p.m.

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