The Cornerstone University baseball team got swept in a doubleheader today at Lourdes University in Toledo, Ohio. The Golden Eagles lost game one 7-6 and game two 3-2.
In game one, Luke Heller started on the mound for the Golden Eagles. After a rocky first inning, he was able to settle down and pitch six innings giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks to go along with four strikeouts.
After a slow start, Cornerstone's offense roared to life with five runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead. The big blow of the inning was Ryan Harris's two run single. Mark Fila drove in the go-ahead run.
The last few innings were a flurry of offense and lead changes before Lourdes connected with a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning to seal the win.
Daniel Marlow (1-2) was charged with the loss after pitching 2.2 innings in relief in which he gave up one run on three hits, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Offensively, the Golden Eagles were led by Zach Meyer who went 2-4 with a walk, a run, and an RBI and Ryan Harris who drove in two runs. Zach Bohl and Davis Martin also had two hits each for Cornerstone.
In game two, the Golden Eagles got on the board early to take a 2-0 lead. Ryan Harris was 2-3 and scored both runs for Cornerstone. Tyler Krahn, Zach Bohl, and Nick Covello also had hits in game two.
David Mitroff started the game and pitched a no-hitter for five innings. He gave up one unearned run with five walks and six strikeouts.
Justin Geerts came on in relief and pitched .2 innings of shutout ball. Jonathan Knapp came on in relief in the sixth inning and stranded a runner on third base. In the bottom of the seventh, after a walk, Lourdes tied the game with their first hit (a triple) and then won in walk-off fashion once again with a sacrifice fly. Knapp(0-3) was charged with the loss.
Lourdes (11-15, 3-6 WHAC) and Cornerstone (9-16, 4-6) will wrap up the four-game weekend series on Saturday afternoon starting at noon.