Baseball Swept by North Central
NEW ULM, Minn. – The MLC baseball team dropped a pair of games to North Central Wednesday by the scores of 4-2 and 5-3.
The Knights were unable to hold a one-run lead late in the game, as North Central scored three runs in the sixth inning and one more in the seventh in a 4-2 MLC loss in game one.
Tyler Dorn (Sturdevant, Wis./Shoreland) went the distance on the mound for MLC, allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits while striking out three. With the loss, Dorn dropped to 0-1 on the season.
The Knights scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning on a Josh Schultz (Antioch, Ill./LPS) sacrifice fly that scored Tyler Morgan (New Ulm, Minn./MVL), who led off the inning with a triple.
Morgan scored on another RBI by Schultz in the bottom of the sixth after the Rams took the lead in the top half of the inning, but they weren’t able to come the rest of the way back.
The Knights took an early 1-0 lead in game two, but a four-run inning by North Central helped them to a 5-3 win.
Greg Holzhueter (Mankato, Minn./MVL) reached on an error to start the game and scored in the first inning, but the Knights left the bases loaded to end the inning.
The Rams took command in the top of the second, scoring four runs on four hits and two walks to take a 4-1.
MLC tacked on runs in the second on a Joe Janke (Big Bend, Wis./WISCO) and in the fourth when Holzhueter scored from second on an error, but they could not make it all the back as the Rams scored an insurance run in the sixth inning to help keep them at bay.
Stephen Gurgel (Mequon, Wis./KMLHS) dropped to 0-1 on the season on the mound, pitching all seven innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out five.
The Knights dropped to 3-25 on the season with the two losses, while North Central improved to 7-20.
MLC will return to action tomorrow (Thursday, April 22), when it travels to Northwestern for a double header starting at 2 p.m.