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.