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No. 5 seed Luther advanced to the second round of the 2018 Iowa Conference Tournament defeating No. 4 Loras 7-0 this morning at Daniels Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Joey Cardamon (9-1) and Sean Westendorf combined for a nine-hit shut out. Cardamon pitched eight innings and spread eight hits, all singles, walked just one and struck out six. Westendorf faced five batters in the bottom of the ninth and allowed one hit and struck out two.
Offensively, Luther had 16 hits and scored a run in the first, second and fifth frames and added two in both the seventh and eighth. Jake Halverson led the team with three RBI thanks to a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. Trent Athmann was credited with two RBI, while Derek McCready and Tommy Gleason both drove in one run.
The win gives Luther an overall record of 25-14. Loras is now also 25-14.
Luther plays the No. 1 seed the University of Dubuque tonight at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. First pitch is slated for 5:00 p.m.
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