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Bethany sweeps MLC baseball team

MANKATO — The Martin Luther College baseball team was unable to keep pace with Bethany Lutheran College in a pair of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference losses by the scores of 20-2 and 23-3 on Tuesday.

The Vikings scored at least one run in 10 of their 12 times at bat on the day, and scored at least five runs five different times.

Jackson Lindemann (0-5) took the loss in Game 1, while Reagon Moore (0-3) started and took the loss in Game 2.

Caleb Heckendorf and Michael Fromm drove in the runs in first game, while Zachary Klement led off game two with a solo home run. Heckendorf and Lindemann accounted for the other two runs in that game.

Lindemann and Behm led the team with two hits apiece in the second game. Mason Cox, Tony Sahatjian and Heckendorf all had one hit in Game 1.

MLC dropped to 0-19 on the season and 0-14 in UMAC play following the two losses. BLC improved to 11-13 overall and 9-4 in league play with the sweep.

The Knights will return to action on Saturday, when they host UW-Superior in the regular season finale. First pitch of Game 1 is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Men’s tennis

DULUTH — The MLC men’s tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 9-0 loss at top-seed St. Scholastica in the semifinal round of the UMAC Championships on Tuesday.

In doubles play, CSS swept the three matches by the scores of 8-2, 8-5 and 8-6.

That trend would continue in singles, where the Saints took all six matches in straight sets to score the 9-0 overall win.

MLC finished its season with a record of 4-6 following the loss. CSS advanced to the the finals of the tournament and improved to 9-4 this season with the win.

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