The University of Minnesota Crookston baseball team had its best hitting day of the season Monday against Northern State University but ultimately fell 5-3 and 22-11 at Karras Park Home of Ronken Field on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Golden Eagles fall to 0-27 (0-14) on the season. Northern State improves to 13-11 (6-4 NSIC). The Golden Eagles racked up seven hits in game one and 15 hits in game two. The 14 runs in two games are the most UMC has scored in a doubleheader this season.
J.C. Crane (Sr., C/OF/P, Tucson, Ariz.) got the start in game one and would pitch a complete game, giving up five runs, three of them earned, on eight hits in seven innings. Despite the strong pitching performance, Crane would get the loss in game one as UMC would fall 5-3.
UMC was led in game one by Brehmer, who was 2-for-2 with one run batted in. Haight finished the game 2-for-3 with one run scored while Korte was 2-for-3.
Nathan Nietfeld would get the win for Northern State after pitching six innings and giving up three runs, two of them earned, on seven hits.
Lawrence paced Northern State in game one, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored while Buddy Traxler was 2-for-3 for the game.
Jon Mittag (Jr., P, Glenville, Minn,) got the start and would go three innings, giving up nine runs, seven of them earned, on seven hits.
The Golden Eagle pitching would struggle early on, giving up nine runs in the first three innings. The UMC hitting also struggled early on as they would not get a hit in the first two innings until Madsen broke up the no-hitter with a single in the third inning.
Prill woud lead UMC in game two, going 3-for-5 with one run scored and three RBI’s. Espinoza also had a strong game, going 3-for-5 with one run scored and two RBI’s. Brehmer was 2-for-6 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Northern State was paced in game two by Tymesen, who was 3-for-4 with five RBI’s and two runs scored. Maurice Rodriguez was 3-or-5 with two runs scored and three RBI’s.
Kassidy Gaines would get the win for the Wolves after pitching five innings and giving up four runs, two of them earned, on six hits. Navratil would take the loss for UMC.
Page 2 of 2 - The Golden Eagles are scheduled to return to play Saturday and Sunday against the Sioux Falls. The games are scheduled to be played at Jake Christiansen Stadium on the campus of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.