The Cornerstone University baseball team split a doubleheader today with Purdue North Central on the last day of the Spring Break trip to Florida. The Golden Eagles struggled with an early morning start and were blasted by PNC 11-0 in game one. Cornerstone was able to right the ship in game two and come away with a 3-2 victory.
Freshman Ben Sheckler had his first collegiate start in game one for Cornerstone and was on the hook for the loss. He pitched four innings in which he gave up seven earned runs on seven hits. Sheckler also walked three and struck out two.
The Cornerstone offense only managed three hits in the game. They were led by sophomore third baseman Zack Meyer who had two singles. Sophomore Travis Gordon was on base twice with walks in two of his three plate appearances.
Game two was a different story for the Golden Eagles as junior starting pitcher Jon Knapp kept the PNC offense off balance in a complete game effort. Knapp pitched seven innings and gave up one earned run on six hits. He struck out three hitters and did not allow a walk. Knapp earned his second win of the spring trip.
The Cornerstone offense was led by senior catcher Zach Harbison and junior center fielder Dillon Reust who each had two hits. Sophomore designated hitter Joel Boersen drove in two runs as well.
After today's games, the Cornerstone baseball record is 8-6. The Golden Eagles are scheduled to travel to Elgin, Ill. next weekend to face Judson University.