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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • College baseball: UMC scores just once in 4 games vs. Wayne State


  • UMC is now 0-21 on the season and 0-8 against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) opponents.
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  • The winning column remains uncharted territory for Golden Eagle Baseball as they were swept in four games Friday and Saturday against Wayne State in Wayne, Neb.
     
    Minnesota Crookston was toppled 9-0 and 3-1 Friday and 8-0 and 9-0 Saturday. It is now 0-21 on the season and 0-8 against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) opponents.
     
    Friday games
    J.C. Crane (Sr., C/OF/P, Tucson, Ariz.) got the start on the mound for the Golden Eagles and suffered the loss for the Golden Eagles falling to 0-3 on the season.
     
    Johansen would get the win for the Wildcats after going a full seven innings and giving up just three hits and no earned runs. Johansen moved to 5-0 on the season with the victory.
     
    Matt Korte (Jr., IF/OF/P, St. Cloud, Minn.) got the start in game two for the Golden Eagles. Korte would pitch six innings and give up three runs on four hits.
     
    Wayne State was led by Bussard, who was 1-for-4 with three RBI’s and Nolen, who was 1-for-3 with two runs.
     
    The Golden Eagles were led in game two by Prill, who was 1-for-4 with one run scored.
     
    Tom Doran got the win after going eight innings, giving up one earned run on five hits.
    Saturday games
    The University of Minnesota Crookston fell 8-0 and 9-0 Saturday in a pair of games against Wayne State College (Neb.) at Hank Overin Field in Wayne, Neb. The Golden Eagles fall to 0-21 (0-8 NSIC) with the pair of losses. Wayne State improves to 12-6 (4-0 NSIC).
     
    Jon Mittag (Jr., P, Glenville, Minn.) got the start in game one for the Golden Eagles and would struggle, giving up eight runs, five of them earned, on 10 hits in two innings pitched. Mittag was unable to follow up his strong showing earlier this week against Minnesota State University, Mankato, in which he had a no-hitter through four innings and finished the game giving up two unearned runs on two hits.
     
    In game two Wayne State got a strong pitching performance from freshman Eric Browning, who would pitch a no-hitter until the top of the sixth inning until Jesse Jennings (So., IF/OF, Robbinsdale, Minn.) broke up the no-hitter. The Golden Eagles would get Jennings over to third in the inning but were unable to get the runner home as the score would remain 4-0.

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