Raider Baseball Drops Two Against Jamestown

Orange City, Iowa — Northwestern College lost a non-conference baseball doubleheader played today against the University of Jamestown, 4-0 and 3-2. The Raiders are now 7-9 this season; Jamestown improves to 12-7.

Game 1: Northwestern lost 4-0

Northwestern bats managed just three hits against Jimmies starter, Dru Fitz, in losing game one 4-0. Colton Harold had two of the three hits, a pair of singles, while Jaden Snyder hit a one-out double in the third inning, his seventh of the season.

Fitz stayed unbeaten on the mound for the Jimmies, improving to 3-0, as he struck out 11 without giving up a walk.

Brady Roberts (1-2) took the hard-luck loss, pitching well for Northwestern as the sophomore allowed six hits, two earned runs in six innings. Roberts struck out nine and walked two. Ethan Buckner allowed one run in his only inning of work.

Jamestown scored its first run off a single from Asahara, who came around to score on a couple of bunts and throwing error in the second. The Jimmies tacked on a run in each of the final three innings; Taylor Cullen doubled home a run in the fifth, Brice Foster had an RBI single in the sixth and Luke Shekeryk belted a solo home run in the seventh.

Game 2: Northwestern lost 3-2

Northwestern was unable to make a 2-0 lead hold as Jamestown rallied to beat the hosts 3-2 in the nightcap and earn the sweep. The Raiders grabbed a 1-0 lead when Mason Porepp hit his first collegiate home run with one out in the second inning. Head Coach Brian Wede’s squad pushed another run across in the third when Elijah Rash and Sutton Derr led off with consecutive singles and Harold drove Rash home with a two-out single.

Jamestown scored its first run in the fourth off a sacrifice fly hit by Dylan Dudley that plated Grant Okawa. The Jimmies tied the game in the sixth with three consecutive singles, all with two outs, the final one hit by Dudley to score Okawa.

Tied 2-2, Brice Foster led off the seventh with a solo home run, which proved to be the game-winner.

Brett Shelton (2-2) pitched well in the loss, giving up six hits and three runs while striking out four in seven full innings. Sutton Derr paced the Raiders nine-hit attack, going 3-for-4 and Michael Zeigler added two hits in his three at-bats.

Austin Pesicka (3-0) worked a scoreless sixth inning to earn the win; Andy Reed notched his third save with a scoreless seventh.

Northwestern may return to the field on Saturday as they could host Columbia (Mo.) or Doane, pending final details.

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