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Coe College - Recap

From site: Baseball

Date:April 23, 2019
Time:1:00 pm
Results:L 5-6, W 8-3
Location:Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Luther split with No. 15 Coe College this afternoon in Cedar Rapids. The Kohawks won game one by a final of 6-5 and the Norse posted an 8-3 victory in game two.

In game one, Luke Plunkett hit a two-run home run over the left-center field fence in the top of the seventh that tied the game at 5-5. In the bottom of the ninth with two outs and a runner on third, the Kohawks won the game on a wild pitch.

Plunkett also drove in a run in the fifth with a sac fly to left field and led the offensive attack with three rbi. Joe McKibben was the only Norse to produce a multiple hit effort going 3-for-4.

Box Score

In game two, Luther scored four runs in the sixth, three in the eighth and added an insurance run in the ninth en route to the victory.

Matt Clark and Jake Vogt both drove in two runs. Plunkett continued to swing a hot bat going 3-for-5 with an rbi and Jake Halverson was also credited with an rbi.

Jon Colucci III (3-0) was credited with the win. Colucci threw 6 2/3 innings, allowed two runs on six hits, walked one and struck out four. 

Box Score

Luther remains alone in second place in the American Rivers Conference standings posting a record of 12-6, 19-15 overall. Coe claimed the league title this afternoon and is 19-2 in the A-R-C, 29-3 overall.

This weekend, Luther will host Buena Vista University (10-8, 17-16) for the final three-game home stand of the year. Friday's (1x9) game will begin at 3:00 p.m. Saturday's double header (2x9) will begin at Noon.

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586

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