Baseball Loses Two at North Central
COON RAPIDS, Minn. - The MLC baseball team dropped both games of a double header at North Central Wednesday by the scores of 6-5 and 4-0.
MLC scored five runs in the final three innings, but could not erase a six-run deficit after three innings in a 6-5 loss to the Rams in game one.
North Central took a 1-0 lead in the first, and then came back with five more in the third to take a 6-0 lead on MLC starter Hikaru Tomizawa (Saitama, Japan/LPS). Tomizawa lasted three innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits in the loss.
MLC got on the board with a single by Nate Brenner (Mequon, Wis./LPS) that scored Stephen Gurgel (Mequon, Wis./KMLHS) to cut the deficit to 6-1 in the fifth inning.
The Knights then scored four runs in the sixth with the help of some speed on the base paths, as both Josh Schultz (Antioch, Ill./LPS) and Gurgel stole home in the innings, while Schultz and Tyler Briney (Stevensville, Mich./MLHS) added an RBI at the plate.
MLC was able to get a runner on the bases in the seventh inning, but Greg Holzhueter (Mankato, Minn./MVL) was picked off to end the game.
The MLC bats were unable to get anything going in a 4-0 game two loss to the Rams.
North Central outhit the Knights 11-4 for the game, and took its 4-0 lead by the fourth inning.
Tyler Dorn (Sturdevant, Wis./Shoreland) took the loss on the mound for the Knights, allowing four runs on 11 hits in six innings of work.
With the two losses, MLC dropped to 4-29 on the season.
The Knights will return to action this weekend for a three-game series against Crown, with game one being held at 3 p.m. at Mueller Park on Friday, April 30, and a double header following on Saturday starting at noon.