Baseball team is in the driver’s seat for the ICC

Softball team suffers another loss to Mount Union

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Emily Wagner

Chad Luensmann remained undefeated on the hill, defeating Mount Union for the second time yesterday.

Sapphire McCready, Sports Editor

The Bellwood-Antis Blue Devil baseball team’s win over Mount Union Trojans Thursday puts them in the driver’s seat to win the ICC championship.

Chad Luensmann pitched six innings of no-hit ball. Trenton Creppage went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI’s to lead the Blue Devils in their 5-1 win  in an ICC North Division game.  The Blue Devils already beat Mount Union on March 31st in an ICC game with a 6-3 victory.

The Blue Devils’ record is now 11-3 overall.

“I feel really good about the win last night. It was a solid team win and it has us going in the right direction.  It feels great to get a win down there and gives us momentum moving forward,” said Luensmann.

Winning the ICC North was our first goal and eventually the entire ICC and last night’s win really put us in the driver’s seat to control our own fate.”

— Chad Luensmann

In the first inning Bellwood-Antis got one run.  They got another run in the third inning followed by three more runs in the fourth inning.

Joey Padula doubled and drove in two runs for Bellwood-Antis.  The Trojan’s only hit off Luensmann was on Trevon Walker’s single in the seventh inning.

Noah Burns also hit a double.

The Blue Devils had 4 RBI’s: 2 from Padula, 2 from Creppage, and one from Luensmann. Luensmann had 8 strike outs.

“It is really important for us to continue advancing in the ICC. Winning the ICC North was our first goal and eventually the entire ICC and last night’s win really put us in the driver’s seat to control our own fate,” said Luensmann.

The Bellwood-Antis Blue Devil softball team had a rough game as the Mount Union Trojans slipped by them 9-8.

Saige McElwain hit a three-run homer for the Lady Blue Devils.  The Blue Devils also got two hits each from Jacqueline Finn and Anna Wolfe, who is now just one hit away from No. 100 for her career.

Jacqueline Finn had two hits against the Lady Trojans but it wasn't enough to get the Devils over the hump.
Jacqueline Finn had two hits against the Lady Trojans but it wasn’t enough to get the Devils over the hump.

It was  the second time the Blue Devil softball team has fallen to MU by one run.  The last time the Blue Devils played the Trojans was March 31st with a 5-4 loss.

The Blue Devils were down by three until the fourth inning when they tied the game up 3-3.  The Blue Devils made a miraculous 5 runs in the sixth inning compared to the Trojans 2 runs making the score 8-5.

The Blue Devils had an advantage but it slipped away from them slowly. In the last inning the Blue Devils couldn’t connect, and the Trojans got 4 runs making the final score 9-8.

Taylor Shildt was the losing pitcher, but she struck out 2 while Maddie Miller struck out 1.

The Blue Devils had 4 multiple hits: 2 from Finn and 2 from Wolfe.  The Blue Devils had 7 RBI’s: 3 from McElwain and one each from Convery, Wolfe, Showalter, and Mamat.

The Blue Devils’ record is now 10-5.