BAKER, KS. – Morningside College turned to a rare seven-pitcher combination to ensure they’d depart the Sunflower State on a high note Tuesday, March 9.
The Mustangs, upping their record to 6-13, managed to limit the host Baker University Wildcats to six hits and three runs. At the same time, the group of freshmen Caleb Thomson (FR/Libertyville, Ill.) (Libertyville, Ill.), Justin Lottman (FR/Lincoln, Neb.) (Lincoln, Neb.), Aiden Bishop (FR/Lincoln, Neb.) (Lincoln, Neb.), Max Nickerson (FR/Blair, Neb.) (Blair, Neb.), and Quintin Holman (FR/Nebraska City, Neb.) (Nebraska City, Neb.) and juniors Jordan Kyle (JR/Lake Park, Iowa) (Lake Park, Iowa) and Camden Parks (JR/Omaha, Neb.) (Omaha, Neb.) registered six strikeouts between them. That effort was more than enough for head coach Adam Boeve‘s offense to generate enough output for a second straight triumph on BU’s Sauder Field.
Another freshman of note, outfielder Hunter Hope (FR/Sioux City, Iowa) (Sioux City, Iowa), bashed three hits, two of them doubles, and plated two scores. Sophomore outfielder Michael Boomgarden (SO/Yuba City, Calif.) (Yuba City, Calif.) found his name among the dish leaders again with two hits, one which was a three-bagger, to go with two runs scored and an RBI. Junior infielder Carter Kratz (JR/Vermillion, SD) (Vermillion, S.D.) and freshman infielder Brian Garcia (FR/Burbank, Calif.) (Burbank, Calif.) also tallied two hits apiece.
Mside opens the spring portion of its 2020-21 home schedule Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, at the unique venue of Brown Park in Omaha, Neb. The Maroon will take on Mayville State out of the North Star Athletic Association in a pair of doubleheaders scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. each day.