The Cornerstone University baseball team split a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader with Madonna University today in Grand Rapids, Mich. on the final day of the season. The Golden Eagles fell in extra innings 11-9 in game one and beat Madonna 3-2 in game two.
Cornerstone starter Jon Knapp allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings pitched. Relief pitcher Justin Geerts suffered the loss after pitching well in the final five innings. He allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks.
The Cornerstone offense was led by Zach Bohl who went 4-5 with a single, a double, a triple, and two RBI and Zach Harbison who was 4-6 with a double and a run scored. Evan Wagner was 3-5 with a triple, three runs, and three RBI.
While game one was an offensive battle, game two was decided on pitching. Cornerstone starter Luke Heller allowed two runs in the first inning and shut down the Madonna offense after that. He pitched into the 6th inning and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Ryan Harris came on in relief to earn the win pitching 1.2 shutout innings.
Evan Wagner stayed hot in the second game with two hits including a solo, opposite-field homerun. Nick Covello added two hits, one run, and the game winning RBI. Covello hit an infield single to drive in Sonny Mastromatteo in the bottom of the 6th inning.
The split puts the final Cornerstone overall record at 15-28 and 4-22 in the WHAC.