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Baseball wins 3 of 4, takes another series
Gandy Henry
JMC 215

The baseball team is right where they want to be as they head into the final stretch of the regular season.


  After winning three out of four against Colorado Christian University, the Lopers stand at 26-12 overall with an RMAC best 22-8 conference record.  

With only a non-conference matchup against the University of Nebraska at Omaha this week, followed by just eight remaining RMAC games, the Lopers are in position to finish the season strong.

The Lopers had to work hard to earn their three victories in the series, coming from behind in game one to win 9-6.


Facing a two-run deficit before scoring five runs over the course of the seventh and eighth innings, senior first basemen Andrew Haake went three for three at the plate and scored three runs while driving in two and walking twice. 


Sophomore catcher, Chandler Klute and senior designated hitter, Felix Segovia also contributed three hits each for a total 18 total hits by the Lopers.   


In game three the Lopers found themselves trailing 5-3 heading into the sixth inning. 


They scored one in the sixth to cut the lead to one, and senior Tim Urban pinch hit to start the ninth. 


Urban singled to right and advanced to second on a throwing error from the outfield.  

“Tim did a great job stepping up off the bench and starting that big inning for us. He gave us some energy and sparked a rally,” said head coach Damon Day. 

Senior Brian Chritz also pinch hit, and singled to right to score the pinch runner from third after a sacrifice bunt.


With the game tied and the bases loaded with two outs, Segovia lined a single to left to score the run in walk-off fashion.

“It feels great to get a hit in a big spot like that and give us the win. I got a pitch I could do something with and put a good swing on it; fortunately it found the outfield,” Segovia said. 


In the Lopers 6-4 game two victory, senior pitcher Roy Metter was effective on the mound throwing six and a third innings on his way to picking up win number six of the season. 


Metter scattered nine hits and gave up all four runs on a grand slam in the third inning.  Metter also struck out four while forcing 13 groundouts. 


Senior pitcher Jake Kresse came on in relief and struck out both batters he faced for the final two outs to earn his fourth save of the season. 


Kresse also picked up the wins in games one and three, increasing his win total to four. 


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