The Monarchs won game one of Tuesday's double header 3-2. Freshman pitcher Andrew Curry was on the mound in his first start of the season and was efficient, going 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run, while striking out 6 and walking one batter. The Monarchs took the series with the victory over Iowa Central.
The Monarchs lost game two 3-1 after being unable to get going offensively. Sophomore Jake VanVacter threw well, but the bats could not come alive and were unable to score enough runs to win the game.
The Monarchs dropped the game to move to 3-8 on the year.
Maple Woods got behind early in game 1 of the double-header on Thursday, trailing 5-0 through three innings. The Monarchs battled back to bring the score to 5-3 after six innings, but could not capitalize after early errors. Sophomore pitcher Steven D'Amico was on the mound throwing a complete game, striking out seven while walking only one. Maple Woods lost Game 1 5-3.
Game 2 for the Monarchs had a similar outcome. Maple Woods got behind early, but battled back late in the game. The Monarchs could not overcome seven errors in the field and left 10 runners on base. Maple Woods battled back in the late innings, scoring four runs, but fell one run short. The final score was 11-10 to Crowder.
MCC-Maple Woods was back in action against Connors State on Tuesday. The Monarchs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a two-RBI base hit by Ramsey Scott. Jaren Kutzke was on the mound for Maple Woods in game 1 and cruised for three innings until running into trouble in the fourth inning, when Connors State scored seven runs. Maple Woods would go on to drop the game 12-2.
Game 2 for the Monarchs was a pitching duel. Sophomore Brendan Feldmann started on the mound and threw very well, holding Connors State to two runs through four innings of work. Connor Matson relieved Feldmann and threw four scoreless innings in relief. The Monarchs could not get anything going offensively, however, and dropped the game 2-0.
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