Mustangs Split Friday DH with the CU Eagles
UTICA, Mich. –Â The Marygrove College baseball team hosted Cornerstone University in their last home doubleheader of the season. The Mustangs won game one 2-1 behind Danial Bailey’s phenomenal pitching and a huge two-run home run in the first inning by Chase Younkin (SR/Macomb, MI). Game two, the Mustangs lost 15-7, Marygrove trailed early on and could not find a way to fight backÂ
GAME ONE (Won 2-1):
The Mustangs (5-29, 4-20 WHAC) jumped out to an earlyÂ 2-0 Â lead in the bottom of the first after Chase Younkin hit a homerun over the right field fence! The home run scored Chase Turner (SO/Birmingham, MI) after her reach on a hit-by-pitch and stole second base. Â
In the top of the sixth, Cornerstone scored a run off of a SAC fly to cut the lead 2-1.
Daniel Bailey (JR/Clinton Township, MI) and the Marygrove defense would hold the Eagles the rest of the contest to earn the victory 2-1
AT THE PLATE ||
Chase Younkin || (1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 1 R)
Chase Turner || (1-for-4, 1 R, SB)
The Mustangs earned four hits off of the Eagles pitching staff.
ON THE MOUND ||
Daniel Bailey (Winning Pitcher) || (9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K)
GAME TWO (LOSS, 15-7):
The Mustangs (5-29, 4-20 WHAC) trailed 1-0 after the first inning when Cornerstone scored off of an error by the Mustang defense.
In the top of the second, the Eagles scored four more runs to lead 5-0. In the top of the third, CU brought two more runs across the plate off of a two-run home run to lead 7-0.
In the bottom of the third, Chase Turner started the inning off with a stand-up double to right field. He advanced to third base off a Richie Velez (SR/Chicago, IL) fly out to the right fielder. Chase Younkin scored Turner on a groundout to second base to cut the lead 7-1.
In the top of the fourth, fifth, and sixth, the Eagles added a total of eight runs.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Mustangs rallied to score six runs to cut the lead 15-7.Â
Cornerstone’s pitching staff and the defense held the Mustangs the rest of the contest tieing the series.
AT THE PLATE ||Â
Richie Velez || 2-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI)
Raleigh Wilson (SR/Harrison Township, MI) || (3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI)
The Mustangs earned 12 hits off of the Eagles pitching staff.Â
ON THE MOUND ||
Chris Nelson (JR/Grand Rapids, MI) (Losing Pitcher) || (2.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB)
NEXT CONTEST ||
The Marygrove College baseball team’s next game is tomorrowÂ vs. Cornerstone University atÂ Jimmy John’s Field, at 1:00 PM.