The Golden Eagle baseball squad remained winless on the season with four losses this weekend in Clearwater, Fla. NSIC rival Upper Iowa defeated Minnesota, Crookston 14-1 on Friday in a non-conference game, while Mansfield University won 15-4 Friday and 6-0, 16-2 in a Saturday doubleheader.
Minnesota, Crookston falls to 0-12 on the season and will wrap up its spring break trip Tuesday with a game against Florida Christian College in St. Cloud, Fla.
UMC vs. UIU
The Golden Eagle bats were led on the game by Junior Matt Korte (P/IF/OF, St. Cloud, Minn.) and redshirt freshman Kameron Crandall (P/IF/OF, Zimmerman, Minn.). Korte was 2-for-4 with one run batted in while Crandall was also 2-for-4 for the game.
Upper Iowa was led overall by Henrichs, who was 4-for-5 with one run scored and 2 RBI’s while Adams was 3-for-5 with one run scored and two RBI’s.
Senior J.C. Crane (P/C/OF, Tucson, Ariz.) got his first start of the season on the mound for the Golden Eagles and went four and two-thirds innings giving up eight runs, only four of them earned, on 11 hits. However, Crane would get credit for the loss for UMC.
The Peacocks’ Eric Anderson got the win on the bump as he went seven innings with 10 strikeouts while giving up four hits. Anderson would pitch a shutout on the game, giving up no runs. The only run for the Golden Eagles would come off reliever Jordan Kearns, who would pitch the final two innings.
UMC vs. Mansfield game one
Korte got the start on the mound but struggled with his command as he would give up six runs, five of them earned, on five hits in one inning as he suffered his third loss of the season.
Joey Zuniga got the win for Mansfield as he went five innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs. Greg Dayhoff would pitch two innings for the Mountaineers while Dave Forbes and Joel Worthington would each pitch one for Mansfield.
The UMC bats were led by junior Josh Brehmer (SS/2B, Roseville, Minn.), who was 2-for-5 with one run scored while junior Tony Madsen (IF, Mounds View, Minn.) was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
UMC vs. Mansfield game two
Junior Jon Mittag (P, Glenville, Minn.) got the start on the mound for the Golden Eagles in game one. He went five innings and gave up six earned runs on nine hits. However, Mittag did not give up a run until the third inning and only gave up two in the fifth inning. Mittag gave up three runs in the sixth inning. The UMC pitcher falls to 0-3 on the year with Saturday’s game one loss.
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Junior Ryan Paasch (P, Sauk Rapids, Minn.) came on in relief of Mittag in the sixth and gave up no hits and no earned runs to get UMC out of the inning.
Brown would get the win for the Mountaineers to improve to 1-0. Brown went six innings, giving up only three hits while pitching a shutout. Johnathan Earnest would pitch one inning of relief for Mansfield and give no hits and no earned runs.
UMC vs. Mansfield game three
Sophomore Richie Navratil (P, Blansko, Czech Republic) got the start for the Golden Eagles and went four innings while giving up seven earned runs on nine hits. Navratil gave up just two runs in the first four innings but would give up five more in the fifth inning. Navratil falls to 0-2 with Saturday’s loss.
Dan Harms would pick up the win for Mansfield as he went five innings, throwing a one-hitter and giving up one earned run. Iseneker and Craig Cymerman would pitch in relief for the Mountaineers.