Offense Quiet in Losses at William Penn
OSKALOOSA, Iowa - The MLC baseball team lost a pair of games at William Penn Saturday, losing game one 4-0 to William Penn and game two 11-1 against Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).
The Knights' pitchers kept the team in the game until the final inning against William Penn, but MLC finished with only two hits in a 4-0 loss.
Andrew Nemmers started the game and pitched the first 4.1 innings, allowing all four runs (three earned) on four hits while striking out two. Tyler Dorn came in relief to pitch the final 1.2 innings.
William Penn scored an unearned run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead, and then added three insurance runs in the fifth inning off Nemmers, who dropped to 1-2 on the season with the loss.
Nemmers and Dorn had the only two hits in the game for MLC.
MSOE led the entire way in game two, scoring twice in the first inning and then pulling away late with five runs in the seventh inning.
The Knights were held to three hits in the game, and also committed three errors that led to three unearned runs.
Joe Janke started the game and picked up the loss for MLC, dropping his record to 1-1 on the season. Janke pitched 4.0 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on ten hits. Travis Kretsch and Michael Schlottman pitched the final three innings in relief for MLC.
Jake Ziel scored MLC's lone run in the game in the bottom of the first inning. Ziel led off the inning with a single, and scored on a fielder's choice by Galen Holzhueter.
With the two losses, the Knights fell to 4-6 on the season. MLC will return to action tomorrow (Sunday, March 17), when it plays another pair of games at William Penn. The first game is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.