|Date:||April 7, 2018|
Luther's six-game win streak came to and end this afternoon at Bill Quinby Field in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as Coe swept today's twin bill 9-5 and 4-1.
After jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first, the Norse were held scoreless the rest of the way. The Kohawks scored two in the second and fifth frames and tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. Coe scored what proved to be the game winner in the seventh and added three insurance runs in the eighth.
The Norse tallied 10 hits and committed just one error. Bryce Hingst and Mitch Bruggers both were 2-for-4. Jared Swanson drove in two runs, while Derek McCready, Trent Athmann and Hingst all drove in one.
In the nightcap the Norse were held to three hits and scored their lone run in the sixth on an error on failed pick-off attempt at first base.
Two of Coe's four runs were unearned and the Norse pitching staff held them to six hits. The Kohawks scored one run in the third and fourth innings and added two more in the eighth.
The two losses drops Luther's Iowa Conference record to 6-4, 16-6 overall. Coe improved to 6-1 in league play, 11-7 overall.
These two teams will wrap up the three-game series tomorrow morning. Start time is slated for 10:30 a.m.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586