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Baseball - Tue, May 10, 2016
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Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh (35-16)00510301010132
Spring Arbor (Mich.) (19-21)100000000173
Huntington, IN Forest Glen
Mount Vernon Nazarene (OhPitchingSpring Arbor (Mich.)
Cediel, RobertoWinner-
-Loser Memmelaar, Sam
-Save-
Mount Vernon Nazarene (OhIndv. StatsSpring Arbor (Mich.)
#10 Miller, BrandtDoubles #7 Newman, Jonathan
NoneTriples None
#11 Gould, CoreyHome Runs #21 Reed, Tyler
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Indiana Wesleyan (34-23)05200003010112
Spring Arbor (Mich.) (19-22)3101120109143
Upland, IN Winterholter
Indiana WesleyanPitchingSpring Arbor (Mich.)
Eder, CalebWinner-
-Loser Goebel, Spencer
-Save-
Indiana WesleyanIndv. StatsSpring Arbor (Mich.)
2 Players (#2,#26)Doubles None
NoneTriples None
#32 Nesselhuf, CraigHome Runs None

UPLAND, Ind. – The Spring Arbor University baseball team saw its season come to a close in the Crossroads League Tournament, suffering a 10-1 loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene University before falling to Indiana Wesleyan University 10-9 in an elimination game.

Tyler Reed crushed a first inning home run against Mount Vernon Nazarene to give SAU an early 1-0 lead, but the Cougars would have a hard time getting their offense going against one of the league's top pitcher's in MVNU's Roberto Cediel. Cediel owned the third-lowest earned run average in the league and was among the top strikeout pitchers. After surrendering the first inning run, he would hold the Cougars scoreless the rest of the way.

Meanwhile, Mount Vernon Nazarene pushed five runs across in the third inning and added one more in the fourth on its way to the victory.

Adam Rojas finished the contest 3-for-4 at the plate while Reed and Jonathan Newman collected two hits apiece.

Sam Memmelaar suffered the loss allowing five runs in three innings.  Drew Weston finished the game working 3.2 innings out of the bullpen surrendering only one run on two hits while fanning four.

The game against Indiana Wesleyan, which started Monday evening at Forest Glen Park on the campus of Huntington University, was suspended due to rain after four innings with IWU leading 7-5. When play resumed the next day at Winterholter Field at Taylor University, the Cougars quickly grabbed an 8-7 advantage, but the Wildcats would score three runs in the eighth and hold on for the win.

Trailing 7-5, Spring Arbor trimmed the deficit to one when Francisco Ondina scored on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the fifth inning. Then, in the sixth, the Cougars plated two runs to regain the lead. An RBI single by Alex Holley allowed Jack Driscoll to score, and three batters, Holley crossed the plate on an IWU error.

After pitching the first four innings the previous night, Spencer Goebel was back on the mound Tuesday and held Indiana Wesleyan scoreless through three frames. However, the Wildcats clawed their way back in the eighth scoring three times to pull ahead 10-8. The Cougars got within one run on an RBI single by Ondina in the home half of the inning, but that was as close as they would get.

Three different Cougars finished with three hits, including reigning Crossroads League Player of the Week Chris Triplett. Holley and Ondina also posted three hits with Holley recording two RBI's and Ondina scoring a pair of runs.

Spring Arbor finished the campaign at 19-22 overall, and ended the regular season in third place in the Crossroads League standings with a 13-9 mark in league play.

 
 

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