College Roundup: Hawks bring out the bats in GLVC sweep

Posted: Apr. 26, 2014 1:52 am Updated: May. 17, 2014 2:14 am


The Quincy University baseball team had no trouble generating offense Friday afternoon.

The Hawks finished the day with 36 hits, sweeping William Jewell 13-2 and 15-0 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader at Liberty, Mo.

Quincy scored in eight of the nine innings during Game 1. The most productive inning came in the eighth when they scored four runs. Zach Knese drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Dominic Miles singled home a run. Nolan Rappe scored on wild pitch and Kenny May doubled home Miles.

Mitchell Broughton led the Hawks' 20-hit attack by going 4 for 6, while Matthew Buck and May had three hits apiece.

Jake Peterson pitched seven innings for the victory, finishing with six strikeouts and two walks.

A two-run double by May highlighted a three-run second inning during Game 2. Rappe also singled home Miles during that inning.

Miles hit a three-run double during the fifth and Drake Sykes added a pinch-hit, two-run double in the sixth.

Broughton finished 5 for 5 -- giving him nine hits for the day -- while May was 3 for 4.

Cody King pitched all seven innings for Quincy (21-21, 16-13), striking out five, walking one and scattering five hits.

Hannibal-LaGrange 20, Mid-Continent 19: The Trojans assured themselves of a berth in next week's American Midwest Conference Tournament with a conference win at Hannibal, Mo.

HLGU won the game with a wild finish.

The Trojans scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning after Mid-Continent had scored five times in the top of the ninth. Kyle Bender scored the walk-off run when Brandon Bennett was hit by a pitch with two outs. Earlier in the inning, Edwin Dominguez doubled home Drew Morecraft to tie the score.

HLGU (14-30-1, 6-19) took a 14-6 lead with a five-run fifth which included six hits. However, Mid-Continent scored five times in the sixth and three more in the eighth.

Ten of the Trojans' 23 hits were for extra bases, including six doubles and home runs by Morecraft and Keaton Baker. Morecraft finished 6 for 7, while Dominguez was 5 for 6.

Culver-Stockton College 10-4, Central Methodist 0-3: Danny Carroll collected six hits and the Wildcats held the Eagles scoreless until the sixth inning of the second game of a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader in Canton, Mo.

C-SC's Craig Bastert pitched a three-hitter in the opener, and Cyrus Wimberly allowed seven hits in the nightcap.

C-SC (24-23, 15-9) took a 4-0 lead in the second inning of the opener on Brock Kartheiser's two-run double and Cody Jacobsen's two-run single. Wimberly's sacrifice fly and RBI singles by Trent Brisboe and Carroll extended the lead to seven.

The Wildcats tacked on their last three in the fourth on an outfield error and a passed ball.

C-SC took a 3-0 lead in the second inning in Game 2 as Jake Hillier was hit by a pitch, Jacob Angelo hit an infield single and Brisboe walked. Carroll cleared the bases with a double to center field.

Hillier's ground out produced a fourth run in the third and Wimberly made it 5-0 with a run-scoring single in the fifth.

Central Methodist (19-22, 11-13) broke its drought in the sixth with five hits and three runs.


Maryville 7-1, Quincy University 1-5: After letting Game 1 slip away, the Lady Hawks rallied to split a GLVC doubleheader at the Mart Heinen Softball Complex.

The Lady Saints scored all seven of their runs in Game 1 during the final two innings. In the nightcap, Quincy used a three-run sixth to pull away for a 5-1 victory.

With two outs in the sixth, Alanna Viken hit a double to score Olivia Shepard. Viken scored when Lindsey Greene, the next batter, hit a two-run home run down the left-field line.

Greene's homer was the Lady Hawks' third of the game.

Kelsey Ley hit a one-out solo home run in the second inning. Viken led off the third with a home run.

Viken was 2 for 4. Tiffany Harbison pitched the first 5 1/3 innings for the victory, while Murphi Armstrong relieved her to earn the save.

Quincy took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the opener when Rachel Scrum singled home Emma Topps.

That lead stood until the sixth when Maryville took advantage of two errors and a three-run home run by Alex Flasch to score four runs for a 4-1 lead. The Lady Saints wrapped up the win with a three-run seventh.

Viken and Greene had two hits apiece for Quincy (21-29, 13-21), while Armstrong struck out five batters and walked one.

John Wood 12-10, Danville 3-3: The Lady Blazers were able to erase deficits in both ends of the MidWest Athletic Conference doubleheader, earning the sweep at home.

Trailing 3-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning in the nightcap, the Lady Blazers put together a two-out rally that gave them the lead for good.

A booted ground ball allowed JWCC's Kristen Loos to reach base, and Alex Wehar followed with a single. A fielder's choice on a ground ball by Rachel Motley loaded the bases, and Julie Schultz followed with a bases-clearing double to right field.

Devin Gudehus' run-scoring single gave the Lady Blazers a 5-3 lead.

John Wood added five runs in the sixth, highlighted by Valerie Schmidt's two-run home run and RBI singles by Motley and Gudehus.

Gudehus finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs, while Wehar and Sierra Jacques both went 2 for 4.

Motley earned the victory, allowing two earned runs and six hits while striking out 11 and walking one.

In the opener, JWCC trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the second before scoring two runs with two outs. Loos' RBI single plated Nicole Kraft before Jacques scored on an overthrow.

In the five-run third inning, Addison Ufkes delivered a run-scoring single with the bases loaded and one out. Following an infield popup, Schmidt hit a grand slam to right field.

Loos finished 3 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Schmidt and Wehar went 2 for 3.

Ashley Hollocher earned the victory, tossing a two-hitter while walking three and striking out three.

William Woods 9-5, HLGU 0-0: The Lady Trojans' season ended as they were eliminated from the American Midwest Conference Tournament with losses in the best-of-three quarterfinal round at Fulton, Mo.

HLGU -- the No. 8 seed -- had only one hit in each game. Danielle Stackhouse reached on a bunt single with two outs in the top of the second inning.

Bobbi Henderson suffered the loss after striking out four batters and walking three in the five-inning game.

The Lady Owls -- ranked No. 21 in the NAIA national poll -- used a four-run fifth inning to seal the victory in Game 2. William Woods had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Megan Becker hit a single for the only hit for HLGU (19-30).

Culver-Stockton 1-2, MidAmerica Nazarene 0-4: Madison Newberry led off the third inning with a home run to right field and Hannah Washburn made it stand up as the Wildcats won the opener of their Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Washburn allowed only two hits while striking out seven and walking two. Culver-Stockton also had just two hits.

MidAmerica Nazarene took the nightcap on Katie Williams' two-run single in the top of the eighth.

She had homered in the fourth to put the Pioneers ahead 2-1, but the Wildcats (18-22, 7-11 HAAC) tied it in the bottom half of the inning.

Addie Stottlemyre singled through the left side of the infield and adanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Newberry singled to center, moving Stotttlemyre to third. She scored on a throwing error on Newberry's attempted steal of second.


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