Crusaders Swept By Warriors

Box Score (Game One)
Box Score (Game Two)

WATERTOWN, Wis. – The Crusader baseball team were defeated at the hands of the Wisconsin Lutheran Warriors, 13-0 and 23-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors were held to just six hits by senior pitcher Derek Funkhouser (Paris, Ill.), who finished with three earned runs while striking out six batters.

But it was several errors that led to a two big innings by the Warriors, who scored five and four runs in the fourth and sixth innings respectively.

Sophomore center fielder Caleb Rost (Greenville, S.C.) finished 1-3 in the game, and in game two, Maranatha improved with five hits.

But it was Wisconsin Lutheran’s 10-run second inning that gave the Warriors an advantage as senior pitcher Garett Ordway (Pensacola, Fla.) took the loss with five earned runs and two strikeouts.

Sophomore Galen Balinski (Mountainhome, Pa.) and freshman Timothy Rogers (Willmar, Minn.) pitched in relief for Ordway, allowing six earned runs combined.

Maranatha’s season will conclude on Tuesday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. for a single, nine-inning game against Illinois Institute of Technology. The game will be played at U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, in Chicago, Illinois.

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