Baseball falls to Cedarville in both games

SVSU’s baseball team started off its season with a double header this past weekend. The team traveled to Xenia, Ohio to compete against Cedarville. The team fell to the Yellow Jackets in both games.

They finished the first game with a score of 7-3 and the second 11-9.

Junior Christopher Schmees started off the Cardinals with a run in the first and the third as he was throwing three innings. He allowed three hits, two walks, and three hits. He struck out six.

The starter for Cedarville was Ethan Milburn. He pitched six innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and eight struck out. There was one unearned run against Milburn.

Junior Connor McClennen hit on a bunt that scored senior Martin Money in the fourth. This cut the lead to 2-1.

Cedarville played hard in the middle innings, scoring one in the fourth and three in the sixth. There was a solo homerun, a sacrifice fly, and a two-RBI triple making it 6-1.

SVSU came into the ninth and managed to get the final run of the game. Money scored RBI single, making the score 7-3.

The second game was a bit closer for SVSU. The team managed to get on the board first with a run in the top of the first.

The first four batters all managed to get on base with sophomore Reed Raymond and senior Tucker Roe singling.

Cornwell reached on a fielder’s choice and Money doubled home Raymond. SVSU came out of this with a 1-0 lead.

Cedarville tied the score in the second half of the first inning. The team dropped on a third strike which allowed them to run to score.

Junior Ryan Adams got hit in the second while Cedarville got four runs. An RBI single allowed Cedarville to advance into the lead with 5-1.

Cedarville starter Tanner Gillis had a hard time against SVSU in the fourth inning. Junior Logan Welch got an RBI to start.

Sophomore Austin Schweiger score, and sophomore Brendan Conke tripled home two, which tied the game again. Raymond hit and gave SVSU the lead back with a 6-5 score.

Offense was strong on both teams following this. SVSU managed one more with McClennen getting an RBI single.

Cedarville threw two errors and a single allowed three runs to make it to the home plate in the fifth. Cedarville took the lead 8-7.

SVSU turned things around and managed the lead once again after Raymond hit his second RBI and tied the game. He then got a 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI’s.

Cornwell followed and brought the score up to 9-8 for SVSU.

Scheurer took the the mound in the seventh. In the eighth, Cedarville made a three-run home run. This sealed the win for the team 11-9.

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