Baseball Ends Season with Losses at Central Methodist

Posted April 28, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (April 28, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College Baseball team travelled to Fayette, Mo. to play a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader against No. 5 Central Methodist (Mo.) University. The Vikings fell in a close game one,3-2, before dropping the second game, 7-0.

 

Game one started with a tight first inning with no runs scored by either team, Missouri Valley got two hits in the top of the second when Senior Infielder Jeremy Shull (Kansas City, Mo.) singled up the middle, and Senior Outfielder Bryce Burdette (Frontnec, Kan.) doubled to left, both were left stranded as Missouri Valley was unable to score. Central Methodist took the lead at the bottom of the second with one run from two hits. Missouri Valley responded in the third inning when Sophomore Centerfielder Lucas Jacobi (Granby, Ct.) scored after reaching on a walk. The Vikings had three runners left on base. Central Methodist retook the lead, scoring after a batter singled to center and then stole base, before the Eagles got a double and scored. In the fifth inning, Jacobi hit a homerun to tie the game up at 2-2. In the bottom of the fifth, Central Methodist scored after a sac-fly to reclaim the lead. Missouri Valley was unable to respond and fell, 3-2.

 

Missouri Valley was led by Jacobi who scored both of the Vikings runs, including a homer. Freshman Pitcher Trey Ramirez (Weslaco, Texas) picked up the loss pitching just over four innings, allowing three earned runs.

 

Missouri Valley fell into a deficit in the bottom of the second inning, when Central Methodist produced three hits and one run.  Senior Pitcher Mike Simanek (Oakley, Calif.) got out of the inning by stranding two baserunners.  Junior Rightfielder Kyler Hecker (Eatonville, Wash.) reached with a one-out single in the third, but a double play finished off any possible rally for Missouri Valley.  The Eagles added to their lead in the fourth, scoring one run to make the score 2-0.  Central Methodist put the game out of reach in the fifth, scoring five runs on five hits and one MVC error to increase its advantage to 7-0.  The Vikings could produce just one hit in the final two innings, a single from Shull in the sixth, and lost, 7-0.

Shull, Senior First Baseman Jacob Scribner (Raymore, Mo.), Senior Shortstop Cody Price (Boise, Idaho) and Hecker each had singles.  Simanek picked up the loss, going four innings with four hits and two earned runs.

 

Missouri Valley ends its season with a 17-34 overall record and a 7-25 record in conference play.  Central Methodist improves to 39-13 on the season and 23-9 in the Heart. 

 

 

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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 www.moval.edu.

 



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