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After facing each other on April 17 and having to postpone game two, Cornerstone welcomed the Davenport Panthers to DeWitt Field for a seven-inning game of game two from conference double-header. The Panthers completed the sweep and took the Monday afternoon contest, 9-2. Cornerstone falls to 12-23 overall and 7-13 during league play.
Golden Eagles right-hander Luke Heller started on the mound receiving the loss and remains winless for the season. The sophomore went 4 & 2/3 innings giving up five runs on four hits while walking five and striking out one Panther. Lefty Brandon Willard came on to relieve Heller in the fourth inning pichting 1 & 2/3 frames rendering four runs on six hits. Justin Geerts, the final Cornerstone pitcher, threw the remaining 2/3 inning giving up no hits.
After the top of the fourth inning, Cornerstone found themselves trailing 3-0 to the visiting team. However, the Golden Eagles threatened in the bottom of the fourth scoring when Tyler Krahn doubled to right field and advanced to third base after a Davenport error. Davis Martin then hit a routine grounder to the Davenport second baseman to bring Krahn into score and put a run on the scoreboard. However, the Golden Eagles ended the inning only scoring one run.
The Davenport offensive came out strong the remaining three innings, scoring two runs in each. Cornerstone was able to get on the scoreboard again in the sixth inning but wasn't enough to mount a comeback.
Cornerstone connected on four hits while Davenport tallied 10 hits on the contest. During the afternoon, first baseman Zach Bohl led the way for the Golden Eagles going 2-for-3 at the plate. Catcher Zach Harbison and center-fielder Tyler Krahn were able to tally a hit on the day as well. Harbison and Davis Martin drove in two runs while Adam Brook and Krahn scored for the Golden Eagles. Defensively, Cornerstone committed three errors on the afternoon.
Looking ahead, Cornestone continues WHAC play this week when Aquinas College comes into town for a double-header contest on Wednesday. The first pitch will begin at 2 p.m. with the second game to follow.