MLC roundup: MLC baseball drops 2 in Duluth

DULUTH — The Martin Luther College baseball team opened conference play with a pair of 11-1 losses at St. Scholastica on Friday.

CSS 11, MLC 1 (8 innings)

The Saints took advantage of 11 free passes from MLC pitchers on the way to an 11-1 win in game one.

Dillon Solomon (0-3) allowed only two hits in six innings, but walked eight CSS hitters on the way to four runs allowed.

MLC trailed only 4-1 after six innings thanks to an RBI-single from Jonas Lindemann, but the Saints responded with five runs off MLC reliever Andrew Mantz in the seventh inning, and then added two more off Callahan Diersen in the eighth to secure the win.

Matt Baehman led the Knights with two hits.

CSS 11, MLC 1 (7 innings)

CSS finished the sweep with an 11-1 win in game two.

Free passes were once again an issue for MLC pitchers as Matt Baehman (1-2) and Adam Kock combined to walk nine batters. Baehman started the game and allowed five runs on three hits in four innings, while Kock finished the game in relief and allowed six runs (five earned) in 2.1 innings.

Solomon drove in the team’s lone run with an RBI-double in the sixth inning, and also led the team with two hits.

MLC fell to 2-14 on the season and 0-2 in UMAC play following the two losses. CSS improved to 9-8 overall and 2-0 in league play with the sweep.

Men’s tennis

UNW 9, MLC 0

ST. PAUL — The Martin Luther College men’s tennis team was unable to slow down the Eagles from University of Northwestern-St. Paul in a 9-0 defeat Friday night.

UNW opened the match strong with three doubles wins by the scores of 8-3, 8-1 and 8-3.

In singles, Joshua Schroeder came back from an early deficit to force a third set in his number-four match, but lost the third and deciding set in a 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 loss. The Eagles took he other five singles matches in straight sets to secure the sweep.

Women’s tennis

UNW 9, MLC 0

ST. PAUL — The Martin Luther College women’s tennis team was unable to get on track in a 9-0 loss at University of Northwestern-St. Paul on Friday.

The Knights fell behind early thanks to three doubles wins by the Eagles by the scores of 8-4, 8-1 and 8-0.

In singles, Morgan Shevey was unable to hold off her opponent in a three-set loss in the number three match in a 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6) defeat.

In number-one singles, Anna Hemmelman saw her UMAC winning streak snapped at 10 thanks to a straight sets loss by the scores of 7-6, 6-2