Stars Split With Raiders in Milwaukee

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Game One – Stars 7, Raiders 4

Chance Emlund got his fifth start of the season on the mound for the Stars in game one, tossing eight innings, giving up two earned runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out five.  Emlund improves to a 2-3 with an earned run average of 7.64.

MSOE got on the board in the bottom of the second putting up a sole run to take a 1-0 lead.  In the top of the third, the Stars would retaliate and tack on two runs off of a two-run single up the middle by Richie Green.  In the fifth, Nathaniel Nativadad would bring Cody Schuster across, roping a single up the middle.

The Raiders would drive in an unearned run to make it 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh.  Dominican did not spare any expense and put up a run in each the eighth and ninth innings.  MSOE was never able to come ahead as the game finished with a score of 7-4.

Quinten Becquey was the offensive leader of the game for the Stars.  Becquey went 3-for-4 with a hit and a RBI.  As a team, Dominican had seven sacrifice bunts and a sacrifice fly.  On the bases, the Stars swiped four bags on five attempts.

MSOE's pitching staff issued five free passes to the Stars as the Raiders' pitching staff hit three Stars batsmen and walked two.  Josh Kundinger would be charged with his second loss of the season for the Raiders.

Game Two - Raiders 4, Stars 3

MSOE got on the board early to start the game off.  The Raiders would score their first run in the first off of a double steal.  The Stars would add two runs in the top of the fourth off of a Joe Lyons single to center field to help score in Schuster Lucas McKinney followed with an RBI on a ground out, plating Colin Janison. 

MSOE would answer right back in the bottom of the in the inning tying the game at 2-2.

In the top of the sixth, Colin Janison broke the tie, roping a ball to deep left field for his second home run of the season.  The homer extended the freshman's hitting streak to 18 games to open his collegiate career.  Janison, who is leading the Stars offensively, is batting an impressive .403 average with an on-base percentage of .444.

MSOE evened the score after the stretch.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Raiders would have men on first and second.  MSOE would hit a hard hit ball to Lyons who would make the diving play to stop the ball from going into the outfield and preventing the runner on third from scoring.  MSOE would leave three runners stranded off of a groundout to second base.  This would bring on extra innings for the Stars.

In the bottom of the 11th, MSOE had a runner on third with two outs.  A hard ground ball was hit to Schwer who threw it to Becquey to force the 12th inning.  MSOE would get the walk-off win in the bottom of the 13th by singling to left field with the bases loaded.

Cody Mueller got the start of the game and received the no-decision for Dominican.  Mueller went nine innings allowing three runs on 12 hits, walking four and striking out two. Tyler Brown, who started the 10th inning and finished the game for the Stars, would be credited with the loss as he drops to a 1-2 record this season on the mound for Dominican.