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IWC baseball, softball swept by Greenville

Tiger softball squad split weekend doubleheader with Illinois College
Apr 21, 2014
Photo by: Ashlee De Wit IWC’s Kristine Becks connects with a pitch in a game earlier this season.

The Iowa Wesleyan College baseball team was swept by St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Greenville in a three-game series over the weekend.

The Tigers fell by a score of 3-2 in game one. They scored both runs in the second inning, but left the door open for the Panthers, who came back with two runs in the sixth and scored the game winner in the seventh.

Scott Kieper led the Tigers at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a walk and a run batted in.

In game two, the Tigers went down by a score of 4-1. Six different IWC players had one hit each; Eric Torres knocked in Kristofer Klabunde for the Tigers’ only run.

In the final contest, Greenville came out on top of a 10-7 decision.

Justin Katich went 3-for-5 and Klabunde went 2-for-3 with a double for the Tigers.

Jeffrey Burdett, Michael Edgcomb and Torres each took a loss on the mound against the Panthers.

The Tigers are now 7-23 overall and 6-14 in the SLIAC. They return to action today (Monday) when they hit the road to take on SLIAC opponent Eureka College in Eureka, Ill.

The IWC softball team was swept in a two-game series by Greenville College on Saturday. The Tigers fell by matching scores of 3-2.

In game one, IWC went down 3-0 early. The Tigers scored two runs in the sixth but ultimately came up short.

Five different Tigers had one hit each in the game.

Jillian Leutscher took the loss on the mound.

In game two, the Tigers pounded out 11 hits but managed only a pair of runs — one in each of the first two innings. Greenville crossed the plate once in the second frame and took the lead for good with two runs in the third.

Andrea Bury was 4-for-4 for IWC and Mikayla Dwyer was 3-for-3. Caitlin O’Neil and Kelsie Bunnell each went 2-for-4 with a double. O’Neil and Bury each knocked in a run.

Stephanie Tillman took the loss on the mound.

The sweep came on the heels of a split with Illinois College on Friday.

The Tigers won the opener of that doubleheader, 10-9, but their bats went silent in a six-inning, 8-0 loss in game two.

The Tigers are now 15-19 overall and 8-8 in the SLIAC. They are scheduled to host Principia College today in a doubleheader, starting at 4 p.m. at Mapleleaf.


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