College roundup: Hawks miss out on weekend sweep

Posted: Apr. 27, 2014 12:22 am Updated: May. 18, 2014 2:14 am


The Quincy University baseball team was one inning away from recording its first weekend series sweep of the season.

William Jewell had other ideas.

The Cardinals scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning -- all with no outs -- to rally for a 5-4 victory in the second game of a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader at Liberty, Mo.

The winning run was scored when Luke Lucchetti singled home Hunter Brown from third base with the bases loaded. William Jewell had tied the score at 5 by drawing a walk with the bases loaded.

Quincy's biggest lead was 5-0 after a three-run third inning. Kory Wisdom led off with a home run and Mitchell Broughton scored after Peter Cunningham reached on a three-base error. Cunningham scored two batters later on Zach Knese's sacrifice fly.

The Hawks had 10 hits but Knese was the only player with two.

Quincy scored 41 runs in its first three games against William Jewell, including a 13-2 victory in Saturday's opener.

A four-run fourth inning helped the Hawks break the game open after leading 4-1.

Kenny May started the outburst with a two-run single. Wisdom and Broughton followed with back-to-back RBI doubles for an 8-1 lead.

Larry Sartin led Quincy by going 4 for 4, while May and Wisdom had three hits apiece. Graham Spraker pitched all seven innings, striking out five batters and scattering five hits.

The Hawks (22-22, 17-14) play a GLVC doubleheader Tuesday at McKendree.

Hannibal-LaGrange 8-9, Mid-Continent 4-8: The Trojans finished a three-game weekend sweep by taking an American Midwest Conference doubleheader at Hannibal, Mo.

After letting an 8-2 lead slip away in Game 2, HLGU scored the game winner when Edwin Dominguez singled home Andrew Pollard with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The Trojans used a six-run fourth inning to take a 6-2 lead. The key hits of the inning were Harrison Broadstreet's two-run single and Pollard's two-run triple. HLGU extended the lead to 8-2 in the seventh with Dominguez's two-run home run.

Mid-Continent followed with two runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth.

Drew Morecraft led HLGU by going 4 for 5, while Dominguez was 3 for 4.

A three-run third inning put the Trojans ahead for good in Game 1.

The score was tied at 2 until Dominguez doubled home Pollard. Harry Bennett followed with a two-run single to score Dominguez and Keaton Baker.

Dominguez and Baker had three hits apiece for HLGU (16-33-1, 8-19).

Culver-Stockton 7-7, Central Methodist 0-9: The Wildcats settled for a Heart of America Athletic Conference split in the regular-season finale at Canton, Mo.

Brock Kartheiser turned in a pitching gem in Game 1. He raised his record to 6-0 by striking out five batters and walking one. He allowed only two hits -- both singles.

C-SC got on the scoreboard by scoring three runs in the bottom of the third. Gene Nanney singled home the first two runs of the game. Cyrus Wimberly was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Kartheiser.

Jake Hillier led C-SC by going 2 for 3, while Nanney was 2 for 4.

Central Methodist's six-run fifth inning in Game 2 was too much for the Wildcats to overcome. That gave the Eagles an 8-4 lead.

C-SC trailed 9-4 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Kartheiser hit an RBI double and Cody Jacobson followed with a two-run single. However, Nanney grounded into a double play to end the game.

Kartheiser, Jacobson and Hillier had two hits apiece for the Wildcats (25-24, 16-10).


Missouri-St. Louis 5-11, Quincy 4-1: The Lady Hawks finished their season by being swept by the fourth-ranked Tritons in a GLVC doubleheader on Senior Day at the Mart Heinen Softball Complex.

Quincy's rally in Game 1 came up just short. With the Lady Hawks trailing 5-2 and two outs in the sixth inning, Taylor Dralle singled home Kelsey Ley and scored on Nicole Richards' double. Richards moved to third on a wild pitch but was stranded.

Quincy was retired in order in the seventh.

The Lady Hawks took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Emma Topps doubled home Viken and scored on Ley's single. However, the Tritons used a pair of two-run home runs in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.

Quincy scored its only run of Game 2 when Jessica Grimes hit a solo home round during the third inning for a 1-0 lead. UMSL (41-6, 26-4) gained the lead with a two-run fourth and then followed by scoring nine runs in the next two innings.

Topps hit a double for the Lady Hawks, who had only three hits.

Quincy (21-31, 13-23) failed to qualify for the GLVC Tournament -- which starts Friday at East Peoria, Ill. -- for the first time since 2008.


GLVC Championship: Quincy University shot 348 during the first round and is in 11th place in the 14-team field at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill.

Indianapolis leads the tournament at the midway point with a 304, while Drury is second at 313.

The Lady Hawks' leaders are Arisa Thammavongsa and Jamie Frederick, who both shot 12-over-par 84 and are tied for 31st individually.


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