Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Loss to Northeastern and Win Against Maine
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Western Michigan baseball team dropped its first game of the day to Northeastern, 4-2, but came back in the second contest of its doubleheader to defeat Maine, 1-0.
In game one, seven different Broncos recorded hits against NU's Nick Berger, who threw seven innings giving up two runs on seven hits.
Starting RHP Will Nimke tossed five innings and gave up three runs on five hits for Western Michigan in the loss.
Northeastern opened up the scoring in the first inning with a two out single through the left side. The Huskies added on to the lead in the fifth inning with two more runs on two hits.
Western Michigan got on the board in the sixth inning when Jared Kujawa reached on an error by the left fielder. Andrew Sohn followed up with a shot up the middle advancing Kujawa to third. With runners on first and third, Brandon Cable grounded to second base igniting the 4-6-3 double play, scoring Kujawa.
The Broncos tacked on another run in the seventh capitalizing on an error by NU, but it was not enough. Northeastern added an insurance run in the ninth and that was enough to seal the victory.
In the second game of the day, LHP Mike Moyer hurled seven and one thirds innings without allowing a run. Gabe Berman relieved Moyer, throwing an inning and two thirds to earn the save. Moyer picked up his second victory in the win.
Hunter Prince had himself a day at the plate going 3-for-4 with an RBI double. Two other Broncos recorded multi-hit performances in Cable and Steve Buglione. Cable was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Buglione was 2-for-3 and added a walk. Buglione also played robber by stealing a hit away from Maine in a diving effort in cente rfield.
Western Michigan rebounded from a rough day in the field yesterday by not committing an error in either game today. With solid defense the team was able to keep both games close.
The Broncos are now 2-9 on the season and will face off against Air Force tomorrow, at 10:30 a.m.