Loyola baseball downs Nicollet on Tuesday

NICOLLET — Mankato Loyola exited Tuesday’s game against Nicollet early with a 13-1 win in five innings of Valley Conference baseball action.

Taking the loss for Nicollet on the mound was Riley Hulke, who pitched three innings and gave up six earned runs on seven hits. He struck out one.

Hulke also had one of the Raiders’ two hits in the game, while Avery Northquest added the other hit on a double to left field. The double came on Northquest’s first at-bat in more than three years.

Northquest later scored the lone run for Nicollet after an RBI groundout by Eric Thames.

Nicollet hosts Madelia for a conference matchup Thursday.