CMU Baseball Completes Four-Game Sweep of Missouri Valley
MARSHALL, MO -- The Central Methodist baseball team completed a four-game Heart of America Athletic Conference sweep of Missouri Valley on Tuesday. The Eagles (18-16, 10-8 HAAC) defeated the Vikings (4-35-1, 1-19 HAAC) by scores of 10-7 and 9-4.
The Eagles are now 10-2 in their last 12 outings and sit in second place in the Eastern Division of the HAAC with an upcoming four-game series against Evangel (24-15, 13-5 HAAC), which is in first in the division, on April 20-21.
In game one, Central Methodist took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning. Dustin Ray's RBI single plated Neil Hansen, and Eli Bowers single to left scored Mike Allen.
Trailing 3-2 after four innings, the Eagles combined for seven runs in fifth and sixth innings to take command. Back-to-back RBI singles by Brennen Wood and Kyle Poynter highlighted a three-run fifth inning for the visitors. Bowers hit a two-run single to spark a four-run sixth.
Tyler Paule (5-1) earned the victory on the mound, pitching four innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits.
Jordan Amlong took the loss for the home team in game one. He allowed five runs, four earned, on 11 hits in five innings.
The Eagles jumped out to a 9-1 advantage through the first half of the second contest, scoring two runs in each of the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. Allen and Bowers had RBI hits in the first. Bowers also posted a two-run single in the fourth. Wood belted a two-run bomb to center field in the third.
Zeb Wallace (3-0) picked up the win on the mound in game two. He allowed only one earned run on three hits in four innings.
Cody Moore suffered the defeat. He gave up five earned runs on five hits in three innings.