CMU Sweeps Avila, Remains First in Eastern Division

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago March 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Sunday, March 31 2013 Sunday, March 31, 2013 2:34:53 PM CDT in Baseball

KANSAS CITY - Central Methodist picked up a pair of 4-2 victories at Avila on Saturday in Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball action at the Zarda Multisport Complex.

Central Methodist (10-6, 6-2 HAAC) took an early lead in game one, striking for three runs in as many straight at-bats in the top of the first inning. Daniel Peters scored on a Jesse Zellner single through the left side to get the Green and Black on the board. T.J. Singh then stepped to the plate and doubled, scoring Shane Lowe to increase the margin to 2-0. Dustin Ray scored following a Kyle Poynter RBI groundout.

After Avila (15-11, 5-3 HAAC) cut the deficit to 3-2 with one run in the bottom of the second and third innings, Zellner gave the visitors some breathing room with his second RBI of the game, scoring Lowe from third.

Zellner, Singh and Peters each had two hits to lead Central Methodist.

Drew Greiwe (4-0) tossed his third straight complete game on the mound for the win, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out three. The Macon, Mo., native also picked up his 11th career win, tying Caleb Cooley (2004-05) for 11th on the school's career list.

Pitcher Aaron Baker (3-2) went the distance for Avila in the game-one loss, surrendering four earned runs on nine hits.

Zellner gave Central Methodist a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning of game two on a solo shot to center, his second of the season. Avila tied the contest in the bottom of the frame with a Brian Sagun RBI single up the middle.

The Green and Black regained the upper hand in the fifth when Mike Allen doubled and later scored on a wild throw by Sagun. The advantage swelled to 4-1 in the eighth when Neal DeMartin and Poynter hit RBI singles in consecutive at-bats, scoring Zellner and Eli Bowers.

Avila loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth in the comeback attempt and was able to cut the deficit in half when Matt Ricketts laced a RBI single through the right side, but Central Methodist relief pitcher Rhett Quinlan managed to induce a strikeout and force out to end the threat and game.

Peters, Poynter and Allen each had two hits for the Green and Black in the second affair.

Pitcher Mike Wagner (4-1) picked up the victory, giving up only one earned run on four hits in eight innings to go along with six strikeouts. Quinlan (1) recorded the save with one inning of relief, allowing one earned run on two hits with two strikeouts.

Tyler Osborne (3-1) dropped the decision after giving up four earned runs on nine hits in seven and one-third innings. He also had four walks.

Mike Meza and Derek Truitt combined for one and two-third innings of one-hit, scoreless relief for Avila.

Central Methodist travels to Peru State (Neb.) for a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 2. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. CT.

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