Knights Lose Two at William Penn
OSKALOSSA, Iowa - The MLC baseball team lost both games of a double header at William Penn Sunday by the scores of 11-0 in game one to William Penn, and 8-5 to Milwaukee School of Engineering in game two.
The Knights were held to one hit in an 11-0 loss in game one against William Penn.
MLC starter Matt Olson kept the Knights in the game, pitching four shutout innings to start the game until allowing three runs in the fifth. Olson allowed three runs (all earned) on six hits while striking out two in five innings, dropping his record to 0-2 on the season.
Things went downhill from there for MLC, as William Penn scored eight times in the fifth inning off MLC reliever Ben Edmundson, pushing its lead up to 11 runs on the way to the win.
Jake Ziel had the lone hit for MLC in the game.
MLC outhit MSOE in game two 12-10, but lost the second game of the day 8-5.
MSOE scored six times in the first two innings off MLC starting pitcher Jake Ziel on the way to taking a 6-2 early lead. Ziel pitched four innings, allowing seven runs (all earned) on eight hits and five walks as he dropped his record to 1-1 on the season. He struck out five batters.
The Knights scored twice in the second inning on a two-run double by Brad Essig to score Joel Hering and Edmundson, cutting the deficit to 3-2 at the time. They also scored a pair in the fourth on a two-run double by Ziel to bring home Dillon Rannow and Essig.
MLC completed the scoring in the top of the seventh on an RBI from Joe Janke that scored Galen Holzhueter, who led off the inning with a triple, but it would not be enough to erase the deficit.
With the two losses, MLC dropped its record to 4-8 on the season. The Knights are scheduled to return to action on Friday, March 29, when they host Minnesota Morris for the UMAC opener at 3 p.m.