Knights Lose All Three to CSS in Triple Header
DULUTH, Minn. - The MLC baseball team lost all three games of a triple header at St. Scholastica Saturday by the scores of 13-0, 9-2 and 6-0.
MLC was outhit 11-3 in a 13-0 loss in game one to CSS.
Jacob Ziel pitched five innings for MLC, allowing nine runs on ten hits. He struck out four, but walked six on the day as he fell to 0-5 on the year.
The Saints did all their damage in three innings, scoring three times in the third, six times in the fifth, and four more in the sixth.
Joe Blum had two of the Knights' three hits in the game, with the other coming from Aaron Stokke.
A five-run second inning by the Saints broke the game open early, as CSS took game two 9-2.
The Saints scored once in the first, and then put together five runs on four hits in the second, and also took advantage of an MLC error. MLC starter Eric Mielke also walked two and hit a batter in the inning.
Mielke went five innings for MLC, allowing all nine runs (six earned) on seven hits and seven walks, dropping his record to 0-4 on the season.
At the plate, Garrett Schoch broke up a no-hit bid in the fifth inning with a single, and later scored in the inning on a passed ball. Nicolas Jones drove in Joe Schmudlach to score MLC's only other run in the game.
The Knights were held to one hit in a game three loss to the Saints by the score of 6-0.
Keoni Hill had the lone hit for MLC, a double to left field in the fifth inning, but was stranded at third at the end of the inning.
Andrew Nemmers threw a complete game for the Knights on the mound, allowing six runs on six hits and five walks, while also striking out five as he took the loss and dropped to 1-3 on the season.
After the three-game series, MLC dropped to 1-18 overall and 1-10 in the UMAC, while CSS improved to 20-8 on the season and 12-0 in league play.
MLC will return to action tomorrow (Sunday, April 15), when it hosts Presentation for one nine-inning game at 1 p.m. at Mueller Park.