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Baseball - Mon, May 8, 2017

The Red Hawks traveled to Donaldson, Indiana to end their season at Ancilla College and ended the day with a 5-9 loss and a 6-4 win.

The first game was scoreless until the third inning when the Chargers put one across the plate.  Lake Michigan responded back in the fourth scoring three runs but their lead did not last long as Ancilla put four more up in the bottom of the inning.  They then scored four more runs in the fifth that put the Red Hawks down 3-9.  The men tried to answer back in the seventh but could only muster up two more runs falling 5-9.

Hunter Nagle (FR/Ottawa Lake, MI) started the game and was able to strike out a batter but allowed five earned runs.  Howie Ewing (FR/Whiteford, MI) came in to relieve and also struck out a batter but did allow any earned runs.  It was Lake Michigan's errors that held them down and they could not produce enough runs for the win.  Travis Keys (FR/London, ON) hit two doubles with an RBI while Derek Gribler (SO/Lawrence, MI) and Chad Paddock (SO/Comstock, MI) both hit doubles.  Charles Frodl hit two singles with and RBI as Wyatt Thornton (SO/Niles, MI) hit two singles with two RBI's.  

The second game was different for the men as they scored right out of the gate in the first inning.  Both teams were quiet until the top of the fourth when the Red Hawks were able to score three more runs.  The Chargers did not give up the fight and tied the game 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth but Lake Michigan rallied back and scored two runs in the top of the seventh.  They were able to hold Ancilla from scoring and won the 6-4 ball game.

Travis Keys pitched all seven innings and struck out ten batters and only had two earned runs.  Chad Paddock hit two doubles with one RBI while Charles Frodl hit a single and a double with two RBI's.  Wyatt Thornton crushed three singles with three RBI's as Derek Gribler had  two singles.  A.J. Green (FR/Cassopolis, MI) and Howie Ewing both had singles in the game.  

The men finished 8-14 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference and 11-27 overall.   We appreciate the efforts made by the men this season and look forward to the future.