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The Cornerstone University baseball team split a double header today against the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) in Grand Rapids. The Golden Eagles were able to win a nail-biter in game one 8-7 in thirteen innings, but fell 11-4 in the second game.
Ryan Harris started the game on the mound for Cornerstone in game one and pitched 6.2 innings giving up five runs, four earned, on eight hits, three walks, and one strikeout. Luke Heller came on in relief and was brilliant for Cornerstone. Heller earned his first collegiate win going 6.1 innings in which he gave up two earned runs on six hits, two walks, and five strikeouts.
The Golden Eagles were led on offense by Travis Gordon, Zach Bohl, and Tyler Krahn. Gordon was 4-8 with three runs scored. Bohl was 4-6 with a walk. Krahn was 3-5 with one run and three RBI. Nick Covello also drove in four runs for the Golden Eagles.
Tyler Krahn drove home the winning run in the bottom of the thirteenth inning when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Adam Homan, who was pinch running for Zach Bohl, scored the winning run for Cornerstone.
In game two, Cornerstone was within one run in the top of the fourth inning before the Racers took control. Kyle Marburger started for the Golden Eagles and was handed the loss. Marburger pitched 1.1 innings giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits, one walk, and one strikeout. Dan Marlow and Justin Geerts combined to pitch the rest of the game for Cornerstone.
The Golden Eagles will wrap up their Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) schedule tomorrow afternoon with a doubleheader against UNOH beginning at noon at Cornerstone University.