Baseball stays hot; improves win streak to 9

The club continues to show off their talent, while sweeping Upper Iowa on the weekend

Merle Stramm
Staff Writer

The Maverick baseball continues to dominate as they are now on a staggering nine-game winning streak after playing the Upper Iowa Peacocks over the weekend.

The boys were doing so well in the first game it was finished early. Despite Upper Iowa scoring three runs in the first inning, the Mavericks would respond with eight uncontested of their own.

Senior outfielder Jordan Hart belted one out right for his 14th homer of the year. He is now tied with former Maverick player Nolan Johnson for the career all-time record in RBIs in school history after the game Saturday, April 13. 

What followed was nothing short of rampage from the Mavericks’ offense, as the team scored 10 unanswered runs in the next two innings to take an 11-3 lead. 

After Upper Iowa scored three in the next inning, the Mavericks responded back even stronger with five of their own to seal the deal.

Both senior catcher Tom Imholte and Hart went 3 for 4 and had combined 5 RBIs. 

Sophomore starting pitcher Cam Kline remains undefeated on the year after pitching six innings and striking out 10 batters. 

After a cancelled game, the Mavericks continued to wreak havoc the next day on the Peacocks and won 7-1. The Mavs started out hot with three runs in the first two innings. 

Junior first baseman Ty Buck singled, scoring freshman Nick Altermatt and redshirt sophomore Carter Elliott would then later scoring on a groundout. 

Minnesota State would go on to score two more runs in the proceeding innings to gain the 7-0 before Upper Iowa put one up on the board before the game ended. 

Altermatt and Imholte had two RBIs each in the game and combined for four hits. 

Sophomore starting pitcher Jimmy Larson now moves his pitching record to 5-3 on the season after pitching six scoreless innings and striking out nine. 

In the final game of the series, the Mavericks put the icing on the cake with a 10-3 victory. 

After two scoreless innings, the Mavs would put two on the board after Jordan Hart hit his 15th home run of the year.

They would extend the lead by three in the next inning before exploding with five in the in the sixth. The Peacocks would score on last time but the Mavs would end up the victor. 

Buck again had an impressive day at the dish, going 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs. 

Sophomore outfielder Jack Waletich went 3 for 3, while Hart went 2 for 4 on the day.

The Mavs are now 27-8 on the year and 18-5 in conference play. They look to continue their winning streak in a series against Wayne State beginning Friday at home. 

Header photo courtesy of Maverick Athletics.

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