Muskies Split With Cougars in Final Home Contest of Season
Athletics - posted on 4/28/2007
Lakeland came back to take game two, 5-4, in doubleheader action against conference opponent Concordia University Chicago today in Sheboygan on Senior Day.
The Muskies (12-18, 8-8 NAC) fell to the Cougars (22-12-1, 12-5 NAC) in game one 3-2. The Cougars got on the board early with a solo home run by Phil Seris in the second inning. The Muskies bounced back for a run in the seventh when Jacob Heinemeyer singled to send Brett Anschutz home. The game would come down to the ninth inning when the Cougars put a pair on the board to make it a 3-2 contest. Lakeland's Jordan Taylor doubled in the bottom of the ninth to send Brett Nelson in for the only score of the inning.
Zach Schmitz took the loss for the Muskies on the mound allowing seven hits in eight innings of work.
The nightcap would come down to the last the inning of the game as well. The Muskies scored first with a single by Anschutz in the first inning and put another pair on the board in the fourth. Shawn Loch was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to send Nelson home. Tyler Schmitt grounded out to second base to send Jacob Schoemann in for another score. The Cougars answered in the seventh inning with a pair of runs.
Jacob Heinemeyer kept the Muskies up with a single in the bottom of the seventh to make it a 4-2 game. Once again the Cougars put a pair of runs on the board in the eighth inning to knot up the score at 4-4.
However, the Muskies would take the game once and for all at the bottom of the ninth, as Loch advanced on a wild pitch to score the winning run.
Anschutz picked up the win on the mound for the Muskies, allowing one hit in 1.2 innings of work. He also had two RBI in the contest.
Lakeland will be in NAC action again tomorrow as they face Rockford on the road. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at the RiverHawks Stadium in Rockford, Ill.
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