MVC Baseball Opens Season Against St. Mary Thursday AfternoonPosted February 19, 2014
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MVC OPENS SEASON AGAINST ST. MARY THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Marshall, Mo. (February 19, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College baseball team opened its 2014 season against University of St. Mary (Kan.) in a neutral site game played at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan. The Vikings dropped two closely played ball games to St. Mary, 3-1 and 8-6.
The Vikings lost a pitchers-dual in the first game of the doubleheader by a 3-1 score. Sophomore Pitcher Kevin Key (Miranda, Venezuela) pitched well for the Vikings, going five innings while striking out three, but picked up the loss. Leading MVC from the plate was Senior Outfielder Bobby Warchuck (Wichita, Kan.) who went 1 for 3 with one double. Also, Sophomore Infielder Zac Blakemore (Kansas City, Mo.) and Junior Infielder Zach McGill (Richmond, Mo.) both finished 1 for 2, while Junior Catcher Anthony Corona (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) brought in the lone RBI for MVC.
Game two of the doubleheader saw a bit more offense, but again the Vikings fell by a two-run difference, this time 8-6. Senior Pitcher Brady Nowak (Belleville, Ill.) got the start for MVC going five innings and striking out seven St. Mary’s batters, but Junior Pitcher Guillermo Amezquita (Oxnard, Calif.) picked up the loss for MVC. Warchuck had another good game from the plate, finishing 2 for 4 with a double, while Sophomore Outfielder Lucas Doerhoff (Jefferson City, Mo.) went 2 for 3 from the plate. Blakemore also went 2 for 3 for MVC, along with driving in two runs.
The pair of losses for MVC drops its record to 0-2 to start the season while St. Mary improves to 2-0.
The Vikings are scheduled to make their home debut Saturday hosting William Penn University at Indian Foothills Park in Marshall, Mo. First game of the doubleheader is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.
About Missouri Valley College
Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.