Baseball's Bats Stifled By Clarke
Apr 4, 2017
DUBUQUE, Iowa- In a game that was switched from Clarke to UD's field at the last minute due to weather, the University of Dubuque baseball team could not put together any rally's and fell to the Clarke Crusaders, 6-0.
Clarke jumped out to the lead in the third inning when they pieced together four hits, the biggest being a three run double by Jacob Blunt. The Crusaders added insurance runs the next inning, scoring three runs on three hits, two of which came on yet another Crusaders double.
However, the Spartans did have their chances to get on the scoreboard throught the game but they left two runners on base in three different innings but could not come up with a timely hit. Austin McWhite was the lone Spartan to have a multi-hit game, recording a first inning double and a single in the third. Four other Spartans collected one hit a piece.
Jacob Padilla got the start on the mound, last just 3.1 innings and allowing four runs on five hits. Padilla moves to 1-2 on the year. Trent Van Egtern and Nick Sewruck pitch the final 5.2 innings and combined to give up no runs and gave up just two hits each to keep the Crusaders from pulling away even more.
The Spartans jump back into conference play this weekend, as they host Simpson College in a three game series. Game one of the series is at Spartan Field on Friday, first pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm.