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Baseball - Wartburg College (1x7, 1x9)

Date:April 8, 2014
Results:1-2, 10-13
Location:HomeVideo Streaming

Luther dropped a twin bill to Wartburg this afternoon for its home opener 2-1, 13-10.

In game one, Wartburg managed just one hit off of Norse starter Teddy Klingsporn (1-1). The Knights scored a run in the first and the game winner in the sixth. 

David Lowe scored Luther's lone run in the bottom of the second, on a  Carlos Pineda double. Lowe reached base with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Box Score

In the nightcap, Luther held a 9-5 advantage after scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Following back-to-back singles by Andy Briggs and Eric Pittman, Czenvic Rojer drove in Brigs with a double. A walk by Lowe filled the bases.  Aldon Severson capped off the inning with a grand slam home run.

Wartburg answered in the top of the eighth, scoring eight runs on eight hits in what proved to be the deciding inning of the game. 

Briggs (2-4), Rojer (2-3), Lowe (2-4), and Severson (2-4) combined for eight of Luther's 13 hits.

Box Score

The two losses drops Luther's Iowa Conference record to 3-9, 9-13 overall. Wartburg improved to 9-3 in league play, 15-9 overall.

The Norse will travel to Central College this Friday and Saturday, April 11-12 for a four game series. Both days action will begin at 1:00 p.m.

IF

Senior

Northfield, Minn.

Northfield

1B

Junior

Northfield, Minn.

Northfield

OF

Senior

Waverly, Iowa

Waverly-Shell Rock

IF

Junior

Des Moines, Iowa

Roosevelt

P

First Year

Oakdale, Minn.

Tartan

IF

Junior

Curacao,

St. Jozef VSBo

OF

Junior

Curacao,

Maria Immaculata Lyccum

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586

 

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