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The Cornerstone University baseball team got swept in a doubleheader today in Livonia, Mich. by Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) foe Madonna. After a 13-2 blowout loss in the first game, things were more interesting in game two as Madonna walked off with a single in the bottom of the seventh to beat the Golden Eagles 6-5.
Madonna got to Cornerstone's pitching early and roughed up senior starter David Mitroff. Mitroff threw two innings in which he gave up seven runs, six earned, on four hits and five walks with one strikeout. Mitroff was tagged with the loss and is now 1-2 on the year.
Luke Heller pitched four innings of relief in which he gave up six runs on seven hits, four walks, and four strikeouts.
Zach Harbison and Tommy Enslen each had two hits and an RBI at the plate for Cornerstone. Four of the Golden Eagles' six hits were doubles. Zack Meyer, Ryan Harris, Harbison, and Enslen all doubled for Cornerstone.
The game ended was shortened due to the WHAC's mercy rule and ended after seven innings.
In game two, Cornerstone took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and was winning 4-2 after four innings. After Madonna tied the game in the fifth, the Golden Eagles pushed the go ahead run across in the sixth but were unable to hold on as Madonna scored two in the bottom half of the seventh.
Ryan Harris started on the mound for Cornerstone and pitched 6.2 innings giving up six runs, three earned, on seven hits, four walks, and four strikeouts. Harris suffered the loss bringing his record to 3-3 this year.
Justin Geerts came on in relief of Harris in the bottom of the seventh and gave up the game winning hit.
The two losses bring Cornerstone's record to 11-18 overall and 6-8 in the WHAC this year. Cornerstone will play at Madonna again Saturday in a doubleheader that starts at 1:00 in Livonia.