Baseball Loses Two to Vikings
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC baseball team fell behind early in both games of a double header against Bethany on the way to losing both games by the scores of 10-0 and 11-3 Tuesday.
Bethany jumped out to a 9-0 lead after two innings and never looked back on the way to a 10-0 win over MLC in game one.
The Vikings scored four runs with two outs in the first inning, then tacked on five more in the second to take command of the game.
Jacob Ziel battled through the rough start to finish all seven innings, allowing only two hits and one run in his last five innings of work. He fell to 0-3 on the season with the loss.
At the plate, the Knights finished with nine hits, led by three apiece by Greg Holzhueter and Joel Hering. Joe Schmudlach had two hits for MLC.
Bethany once again jumped out to a big lead in game two, scoring eight runs in the first two innings on the way to winning 11-3.
The Vikings scored all 11 runs (ten earned) off MLC starter Ryan Schmeling, who dropped to 0-2 on the season after going 4.1 innings and allowing 11 hits and five walks.
Joe Janke, Ziel and Schmudlach each had RBI for the Knights, who were outhit 12-4 for the game.
With the two losses, MLC moved to 2-11 on the season and 2-4 in the UMAC, while Bethany improved to 12-5 overall and 7-2 in league play.
The Knights will return to the field on Friday, April 15, when they host St. Scholastica for the start of a three-game weekend set. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at Mueller Park.