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Bust out the brooms: Duhawks complete sweep of the Storm

With two wins already under their belt, the Duhawks and Storm squared off on Saturday to wrap-up their four game Iowa Conference series. Friday saw two stellar pitching performances from Adam Schwoebel and Patrick Walsh, with the Duhawks coming out victorious in both. Saturday would seeWill Petrosky and Ben Cottrell toe the rubber in hopes of keeping the winning streak alive.

 

In game one, Petrosky worked quickly and efficiently, keeping the Simpson batters off balance. The seas became choppy in the top of the third, when Petrosky walked the first two batters. With runners on first and second, Simpson connected for back-to-back singles, making the score 2-0. It looked as if this would be enough for the Storm to claim victory as the Duhawks struggled to put together a comeback. Heading to the bottom of the seventh, Alex Rodriguez singled and advanced to second following a walk to Patrick Walsh. Head Coach Carl Tebon then opted for a pinch runner, sendingNate Even to first to run for Walsh.

 

With Eric DeSousa up to bat, Rodriguez and Even each advanced on a passed ball. With the tying run only 180 feet away, DeSousa singled to right field, scoring Rodriguez. A second passed ball scored Even with Danny Fahlgren up to bat, tying the game. Then with two outs and runners on first and second, Mike Pudlo hit a long and high fly ball to the gap in left center. Despite pursuit from two Simpson outfielders, the ball could not be caught and Justin Montalvo, who pinch ran for Fahlgren came around from second to score the game winning run.

 

For the second time in back-to-back days, the Duhawks pulled off late inning heroics, spoiling a potential victory for the Storm.

 

In game two of the doubleheader, Cottrell took the mound hoping to close out the Storm for a fourth time and complete the weekend sweep. After getting two quick outs in the top of the first, Jake Barr doubled to the left field wall and scored on the following single from Jake Scieszinski. That would be all the offense for the Storm until the 8th inning, as Cottrell found his groove and didn’t let up.

 

Rodriguez continued his strong hitting performance in the bottom of the second, when he went yard off of Eric Jones. The solo shot was his first of the year, and second in two days for the Duhawks. Loras would add another run to take the lead in the third with Mark Jablonski scoring on a single by Mike Canevello.

 

In the fourth, Rodriguez was productive again, getting on base with a hit-by-pitch, and then advancing to third on a passed ball. He later scored on another passed ball, increasing the lead to 3-1. It looked as though Loras had the sweep in sights heading into the bottom of the eighth, but Ethan Hale singled for Simpson and would come around to score, cutting the lead to 4-2.

 

DeSousa would score in the bottom of the eighth for Loras on a single by Jablonski, making the lead 5-2. In the top of the ninth, Jeremy Gerardy would throw his second inning of relief work to earn his second save of the year, and sealing the victory for the Duhawks.

 

With the two wins today, it marks the first ever four-game sweep in Loras College Baseball history. Loras moves to 6-0 in the Iowa Conference and will host the first two games of a four-game split series against crosstown rivals, University of Dubuque Spartans. Tuesday will also be the annual “Prescott” game, where students from Prescott Elementary will be featured in between games. The Loras Baseball team partners with students and spend time in the offseason mentoring them and helping them in school.
 

Duhawks Go the Distance (x2)

After kicking off the Iowa Conference season this past Monday against Central College, the Duhawks opened up their four game series against the Simpson College Storm Friday night at Petrakis Park. Loras was hoping to bounce back from a tough mid-week loss to Cornell, a game in which they lost 17-6. Head Coach Carl Tebon sent sophomore Adam Schwoebel out to the mound to pitch the first game of the doubleheader on Friday.

 

Schwoebel started off the first giving up back to back singles, but would reel it in and shut down the Storm without allowing any further damage. In the bottom of the first, Loras got right to work, with senior Mike Canevello singling up the middle. Freshman Patrick Walsh moved Canevello over to third with his single, and Alex Rodriguez came up with a clutch two-out single to bring Canevello home for the first run of the ball game.

 

Simpson would not tally until the top of the third, when leadoff hitter Jake Barr singled to left-center, followed up by Tyler Crandell reaching base by way of a hit-by-pitch. Five-hole hitter Jake Scieszinski knocked in two runs with his single up the middle, allowing Simpson to take the 2-1 lead. Simpson would add to their lead in the top of the fifth, when Crandell and Tyler Craig combined for back-to-back doubles.

 

Getting the start in right field, freshman Justin Montalvo reached base on an error by Crandell, which led to a two run inning thanks to a single from Canevello and a sacrifice fly from Jordan Ries.

 

With the score tied at three, the two teams went to extra innings. A walk by Walsh got the Duhawks in business in the bottom of the 8th. Sophomore Nate Even came into the game as a pinch-runner, and wasted no time advancing to second base on a stolen base. Then after a flyout to the shortstop, juniorEric DeSousa came to the plate and blooped a single into center field, scoring Even from second base, and taking the victory in extra-innings. Schwoebel went the distance, earning the victory for the Duhawks.

 

In the nightcap, it would be Walsh who toed the rubber for Tebon & Co. After an impressive showing during their spring trip to Florida, Walsh would put on a display over his seven innings that prevented Simpson from ever gaining an edge. Both teams displayed prime pitching and tough defense throughout most of the game, but it would be the bottom of the fifth that pushed Loras out in front, giving them a lead that they would not relinquish.

 

Montalvo and junior Mark Jablonski would both earn walks in the bottom of the fifth, bringing juniorMike Pudlo up to bat. Pudlo hit a hard ground ball past the third baseman, driving in Montalvo and breaking the scoreless tie. Canevello would follow that up with a double to the wall in left, bringing home Jablonski. Ries hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Pudlo from third. Senior Cody Richterrounded out the scoring, lacing a single to left field, driving in Canevello.

 

The four runs would be more than enough for Walsh, as he remained nearly unhittable all night long. For good measure, Jablonski went yard in the bottom of the sixth, driving in two more runs. Going into the top of the seventh, Walsh had a no-hitter in tact, but back-to-back one out singles broke up the no-hit bid. Walsh ended the night with 11 strikeouts, a shutout, and the second complete game of the day for the Duhawks.

 

“First varsity win as a pitcher feels great. I gotta give a shoutout to my fielders, they [Simpson] could have had plenty more hits than that. It was a great team win,” Walsh said.

 

For Walsh, the win is certainly impressive and proves to the conference that Loras is not a team to be taken lightly. But even more impressive is the fact that Walsh is a freshman, and this kind of performance could become a regular occurrence over his next four seasons.

 

“I hope its something we can get accustomed to. Normally its not eleven, but I still get a good amount of strikeouts. I’ll take eleven whenever.”

 

The Duhawks return to the diamond tomorrow as they’ll finish up the four game series against Simpson with another doubleheader, with first pitch scheduled for 1:00pm.

 

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