Baseball Drops Three Of Four To Central Methodist
Baseball - Mon, Apr. 9, 2012
Central Methodist University
Graceland dropped game one to CMU, 6-3 and won game two, 8-0. The game two win avoided what would have been a four-game sweep by the Eagles.
Bryan Couch took the mound for Graceland in game one and gave the Jackets five solid innings. The bats couldn't provide enough run support however to top the six runs scored by CMU. Graceland had only five singles in game one and were limited to just two RBI's by Francis Rodriguez and Alex Pena.
Game two was a different story for the Jackets. GU combined power, good base running, great pitching and solid defense in the win.
Reigning conference pitcher of the week Martin Martinez picked up right where he left off last week for the Jackets. Martinez threw seven shutout innings of baseball grabbing the complete game win while striking out five, walking none and allowing only seven hits.
Offensively, Francis Rodriguez had a monster game. Rodriguez went 2-4 with a solo bomb and a three-run double, driving in four total runs. Alex Pena had two hits and Matt Kobeski, Meredith Meador and Brian Lira all drove in runs in the shutout victory.
The Jackets are now 18-19 overall and 9-7 in HAAC play and currently sit fifth in the overall conference standings. GU will travel to Canton, Missouri on Saturday to face the Culver-Stockton College Wildcats twice Saturday and twice Sunday with both days slated for a 1pm first pitch.
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