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Baseball swept by Rockford

Baseball swept by Rockford

Box Score (Game 1): RC 10, CUW 0
Box Score (Game 2): RC 11, CUW 6

MEQUON, Wis. -
Rockford College pounded 31 hits in a doubleheader sweep against Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon during Northern Athletics Conference play at Kapco Park. The Falcons fell 10-0 in the opener and 11-6 in the nightcap.

The Regents' Jake Nicholson took a no-hitter into the ninth frame during the opening contest before Daniel Mueller lined a two out single to center field for the Falcons only hit of the loss. RC then built another 10-0 cushion after scoring in each of the first five innings of the nightcap and cruised to the NAC sweep.

CUW (6-10, 3-3 NAC) had trouble all day against RC pitchers, finishing with just 12 hits on the day. Most of those came in the second game after the contest was already decided. The Falcons used 13 pitchers and 20 positional players during the doubleheader.

Mueller (junior, West Bend, Wis.) led CUW with three hits, while senior Austin Sarauer (Campbellsport, Wis.) drove in a pair of runs and scored twice. Senior Ryan Baglow (Walled Lake, Mich.) struck out three batters in 4.0 innings of work on the mound.

Kevin Miller led RC (8-12, 5-2 NAC) with a 6-for-10 performance, to go along with a team-high-tying four RBI and two runs scored. Jimmy Dercks records five hits and recorded seven total bases, while Ryne Billesbach finished with four hits, three RBI and two runs scored.

During the opener, CUW went down in order in six separate innings during the near no-hitter.

The Falcons rallied in the closing contest with four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but their deficit was too much to overcome.

CUW returns to action on Monday at MSOE in a doubleheader. The NAC series begins at 12 p.m.