|Date:||March 16, 2019|
|Time:||2:00 pm||Results:||L 3-4, W 9-1||Location:||Kino Sports Complex - Tuscson, Ariz.|
Luther split today's double header with Wesleyan University (CT). The Cardinals defeated the Norse 4-3 in game one and were defeated by the Norse 9-1 in game two. Both games were seven inning contests.
With Luther holding a 3-2 lead after 5 1/2, Wesleyan University scored two runs on three hits in the bottom of sixth to secure the game one victory.
Trent Athmann hit his second home run of the year that drove in two Norse runs in the third. Luther scored its third run in the fifth thanks to a double steal by Jake Halverson and Jake Vogt of second and home respectively. Owen Vander Linden had two of Luther's eight hits.
Colin Coffey (1-1) allowed four runs on 10 hits and was credited with the loss.
In game two, Luther jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one and then put three on the board in the fifth and two in the sixth. Vander Linden continued to swing a hot bat going 2-for-4 with three rbi. Bryce Hingst was 2-for-4 and both Joe McKibben and Kelby Johnson went 2-for-3. All three players were credited with two rbi.
Kyle Bode (1-1) allowed one run on four hits, walked four and struck out three en route to the win on the mound.
The split gives Luther an overall record of 5-6. The Norse will wrap up their trip to Tucson, Arizona tomorrow when they will play Allegheny College (PA) at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586