Viking Baseball Closes Florida Trip with Loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene

Posted March 7, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (March 7, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College baseball team finished its road trip in Florida Tuesday morning with a second game against Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University in Winter Haven, Fla.  The Vikings topped MVNU Monday, 5-4, but Tuesday Missouri Valley fell, 11-1.


Mount Vernon Nazarene took control of the game from the start, using a three-run homerun in the top of the first inning, which helped to put MVC in a 4-0 deficit.  Senior Catcher Bryce Burdette (Shawnee, Kan.) led off the bottom of the first with a hit, and walks by Senior Designated Hitter Jeremy Shull (Kansas City, Mo.) and Senior First Baseman Jacob Scribner (Raymore, Mo.), eventually loaded the bases.  However, the Vikings were unable to bring any of those runners home, and left the bases loaded.  Mount Vernon Nazarene added to its lead in the top of the third inning, extending the Viking deficit to 7-0.  Missouri Valley got one of those runs back, as Scribner doubled to score Junior Rightfielder Albert Vargas (Moreno Valley, Calif.), cutting the MVNU lead to 7-1.  That’s as close as Missouri Valley could get.  Mount Vernon Nazarene added three runs in the sixth, then tacked on another run in the top of the seventh.  Missouri Valley could not put together a late rally, and fell, 11-1.


Burdette, Shull and Scribner all finished with two hits, while Freshman Third Baseman Ryan Mink (Cave Creek, Ariz.) added another base hit and Vargas finished with one hit and one run scored.  Senior Pitcher Temesh Lourens (Willemstad, Curacao) picked up the loss, going 2.1 innings, giving up six hits and seven runs.


The Vikings finished with a 4-2 record in Florida games, and sit at 8-7 overall on the season.


Missouri Valley returns home to open Heart of America Athletic Conference play, Saturday at Indian Foothills Park with a doubleheader against William Penn (Iowa) University at 1 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 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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