Scasny throws complete game, Baseball sweeps Crusaders
Box Score (Game 1): CUW 4, MBBC 0
Box Score (Game 2): CUW 14, MBBC 1
WATERTOWN, Wis. - Mathew Scasny tossed eight strikeouts in a complete game performance to lead Concordia University Wisconsin to a baseball doubleheader sweep over Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Saturday. The Falcons won the Northern Athletics Conference opener 4-0 before taking the closing game 14-1 at Washington Park.
Scasny (Pewaukee, Wis.) allowed just five base runners and retired 13-consecutive batters in the middle innings of the opener. The sophomore left-hander struck out a season-high and walked none. At the plate, senior Adam Martz (West Bend, Wis.) finished with five hits, three runs scored and three RBI. Also, sophomore Harry Steldt (West Bend, Wis.) recorded four hits - two doubles - scored three runs and drove in a pair.
In total, the Falcons had 14 players get a hit while 12 runners crossed the plate. They also walked 10 times and batted .346 as a team during the sweep.
Jeremy Mattson led MBBC (1-21, 0-12 NAC) with three hits while Jason Garrison recorded two hits and scored the team's only run on the day.
Game One Recap:
CUW's (10-11, 7-3 NAC) bats were silent until the seventh frame when it hit three singles and scored the winning run. The offense continued into the eighth when it batted around the order with five singles and scored three more runs.
The Falcons opened the game with just one base runner in the first 5.2 innings of play. Martz and senior David Enters (Milwaukee, Wis.) each had three hits in the victory.
Scasny allowed four of his five base runners in the first three innings before he settled down during the final six innings and pitched five 1-2-3 innings. He induced seven groundouts, six groundouts and five strikeouts during the final 18 outs.
Game Two Recap:
CUW recorded a run in six different innings and scored three or more runs in three of those frames. It finished with nine walks and finished with 14 hits, 11 of which were singles.
Steldt led the team with a 3-for-4 performance, to go along with two runs and two RBI. Martz also drove in three runs and scored twice himself.
The Falcons pitched by committee with seven players receiving time on the mound. Senior Matt Parrent (Kewaskum, Wis.) earned the win after throwing 2.0 innings of one-hit, one-run ball.
They opened the game with a trio of runs and added three more in the third inning to take a quick 6-0 lead. In all, 28 Falcons were entered into the lineup.
CUW returns to action on Sunday with a home NAC doubleheader at 1 p.m. against Lakeland College at Kapco Park.