|Date:||May 5, 2017|
|Time:||5:30 pm||Results:||2-3||Location:||Dubuque, Iowa|
Loras defeated Luther 3-2 this evening in Dubuque. All three of the Duhawks runs were unearned as the Norse committed four errors.
The Duhawks struck first scoring twice in the first inning. Luther tied the score in the top of the fourth. Mitch Bruggers led off with a walk and advanced to third thanks to a Joey Sullivan single up the middle. Bruggers scored and Sullivan advanced to second on a balk. Sullivan scored on a right field single by lead-off hitter Jake Vogt.
Neither team dented the score board until the bottom of the ninth. The Duhawks Danny Weis started the framed reaching base on an outfield error. A passed ball, plus a 5-3 ground out, moved Weis to third. Jake Oglesby delivered the game winner, an infield single, that scored Weis for the 3-2 victory.
Luther, that has already qualified for the six-team Iowa Conference Tournament next weekend, fell to 13-9 in league play, 23-15 overall. The Norse enter tomorrow's double header against the Duhawks in fourth place in the league standings. Loras improved to 7-15 in league play, 14-23 overall. First pitch tomorrow is slated for Noon.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586