|Date:||March 24, 2017|
|Time:||2:30 pm||Results:||2-4||Location:||Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, Arizona|
It was the Iowa Conference opener this afternoon in Tucson, Arizona between Buena Vista University and Luther. All league series this year will be three nine inning games. The Beavers won today's match-up 4-2.
Luther held a 2-1 lead after six. Designated hitter Mitch Bruggers, who was 2-for-3, drove in Bryce Hingst with a single in the fifth. In the sixth, Hingst drove in Joe Silversmith with a single, after Silversmith reached base on an error. Hingst also finished the game going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Buena Vista scored what proved to be the game winning runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Beavers produced four consecutive hits in the frame that included an RBI double.
Nate Beckman went the distance on the mound for the Norse. Beckman allowed four runs on eight hits, walked two and struck out three.
The loss gives Luther an overall record of 7-5, while Buena Vista improved to 8-6.
Tomorrow's double header is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. (MST)
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586