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The Cornerstone University baseball team got swept today in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader by Aquinas College by scores of 7-1 and 6-4.
Game one starter Jon Knapp gave up six runs, three earned, in six innings on 11 hits with zero walks and three strikeouts. Knapp took the loss and is now 3-2 on the year.
Luke Heller started game two and was credited with the loss after giving up five earned runs in five innings on eight hits, one walk, and three strikeouts.
The pair of losses puts the Cornerstone record at 14-16 overall and 3-10 in the WHAC. Cornerstone will play again next Wednesday in a WHAC doubleheader at Davenport University.
Cornerstone University baseball and head baseball coach David Mitroff are pleased to announce the signing of Sean Masiakiewicz, a catcher and pitcher from St. Charles, Missouri. Masiakiewicz plays for the St. Louis Patriots and the Rawlings Prospects. He hit .397 with a .527 on-base percentage and 12 stolen bases. He is a right-handed submarine pitcher who has the ability to contribute out of the bullpen early on.
"I chose Cornerstone University because the moment I stepped on campus I immediately felt at home," Masiakiewicz said. "Cornerstone offered the education and baseball opportunities I had been looking for. My hopes and expectations while attending Cornerstone University are to major in the Art of Ministry in hopes of becoming a youth pastor. "
Coach Mitroff said, "We are excited to add Sean Masiakiewicz to our baseball program. He is an outstanding young man who will positively impact our campus community. We love his versatility and believe that there are a few different ways for him to help us on the field immediately."
The Cornerstone University baseball team defeated Calvin College this evening in a non-conference game at Cornerstone's DeWitt Field by a score of 14-5.
Ben Sheckler started on the mound for Cornerstone and pitched four innings in which he gave up five runs, three earned, on four hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Jordon Smith (1-0) picked up his first collegiate win in relief by giving up no runs on one hit in three innings. Paul Freswick pitched the last two innings and also gave up zero runs.
The game was scoreless until the Golden Eagles erupted for nine runs in the second inning, all of which came after two outs. Cornerstone finished the day with 16 hits. They were led by Zach Harbison, Nick Covello, Sonny Mastromatteo, Evan Wagner, and Johnny Abbadusky who each had two hits. Tom Enslen reached base three times as well. Harbison drove in three runs and Covello scored three more.
The win brings Cornerstone's overall record to 14-14. The Golden Eagles host conference foe Aquinas College tomorrow afternoon for a double header beginning at 3:00.
The Cornerstone University baseball team lost three Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) games to Concordia University of Ann Arbor today. The Golden Eagles lost by scores of 7-2, 8-2, and 2-0.
The first game was a continuation of yesterday's second game. Luke Heller was charged with the loss after allowing five earned runs in 3.2 innings on five hits and four walks. Sonny Mastromatteo hit a solo homerun and Tom Enslen went 2-2 with a walk.
Justin Geerts started game two and suffered the loss by giving up four runs on ten hits, four walks, and five strikeouts. The Cornerstone offense put up 14 hits but was only able to score two runs in the second game. Zach Bohl led the offense by going 3-5. Travis Gordon, Dillon Reust, Nick Covello, and Joel Boersen each had two hits in the game.
Concordia spoiled an excellent pitching outing by Cornerstone lefty Taylor Cooper in game three. Cooper gave up zero runs on two hits in six innings of work. Brandon Willard picked up a hard luck loss by giving up a couple of runs that resulted from a controversial call on a tag play at home plate. Covello, Mastromatteo, and Gordon each reached base twice in the third game of the day.
The loss today moves Cornerstone to 13-14 overall and 3-8 in the WHAC. Cornerstone will play again on Tuesday at home when they host Calvin College at 6:00.
The Cornerstone University baseball team lost the first game of a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) to Concordia University of Ann Arbor by a score of 8-7. Game two was postponed in the bottom of the fourth inning due to snow.
Concordia jumped out to a big lead in the third inning with six runs on just three hits as Cornerstone starter Jon Knapp had some command issues. The Golden Eagles stormed back and got within two runs in the fifth inning. Both teams added on in the late innings but Cornerstone came up a little short in the ninth.
Knapp (3-1) was charged with the loss after battling through five innings where he gave up seven runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. Brandon Willard was strong in four innings of relief. He gave up one run on two hits and had three strikeouts.
The two WHAC opponents will meet again tomorrow at 12:30 to finish the second game from today and then play the originally scheduled double header. The loss today moves Cornerstone to 13-11 overall and 3-5 in the WHAC.