Baseball Splits Suspended Double Header
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC baseball team split a double header against Presentation that began on Friday, winning the suspended game one 3-2 in the tenth inning before losing game two 10-4.
The two teams picked up game one with the score tied 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning, with MLC winning by the score of 3-2 in the tenth inning.
Joe Schmudlach came through with one out and the bases loaded in the tenth inning, scoring two with a single up the middle to overcome a one-run deficit and get the win.
Jacob Ziel pitched the first seven innings Friday, and came back to throw the final three today as he improved to 3-5 on the season. Ziel allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out ten over the two days of work.
The Knights trailed 1-0 heading into the seventh inning with the rain pouring Friday, but scratched across one run in the bottom of the inning to force extras before the game was suspended.
MLC outhit the Saints 10-6 in the game, with Aaron Stokke leading the way with three hits. Joe Blum, Schmudlach and Ziel each had two hits in the game.
The Saints scored eight runs in the first inning on the way to a 10-4 win over MLC in game two.
MLC starting pitcher Andrew Nemmers couldn't get going in the first, allowing seven runs (all earned) on five hits and two walks in just 0.2 innings of work. Eric Mielke replaced him and kept the Knights in shouting distance, allowing one run (unearned) in 3.1 innings of work, but the deficit was too great for the offense to overcome.
The Knights did score four times in the fifth inning, with Aaron Stokke driving in two with a bases loaded double, while Jonathan Bumhoffer and Ben Edmundson also had RBi hits in the inning.
With the loss, MLC moved to 8-23 overall, and finished the conference season at 6-15. Presentation moved to 11-22 on the season and 9-12 in league play.
MLC will conclude its season tomorrow (Tuesday, May 8) with a double header against Gustavus Adolphus College at Mueller Park starting at 4:30 p.m.