Baseball dominates once again; take two against Sioux Falls

As the regular season continues to wind down, the team is finishing strong on all cylinders

Mel Stramm
Staff Writer

Maverick Baseball took two wins in their second to last double header of the regular season against the Sioux Falls Cougars on Wednesday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

Mankato kept their winning streak alive and won both games with a score of 4-1 in the first and 12-1 in the second game. 

In the first game, senior catcher Tom Imholte scored on a single by first baseman Ty Buck during the top of the first, closely followed by a score by shortstop Nick Altermatt on a wild pitch. 

Pitcher Jon Ludwig pitched 3 innings allowing no hits or runs for the Cougars before sophomore Cam Kline scored another run for the Mavericks top of the fourth, putting Mankato up 3-0. 

Kline then went on to score again during the 6th, batted in by Jack Waletich.

Due to a hit by the pitch, Sioux Falls was able to get on the scoreboard, however the game was concluded after 7 innings with a Mankato win.

The second game of the day started out with a score by Altermatt, preceded by a double by Kline that went on to RBI 3 for the Mavericks, establishing an early 4-0 lead. 

A homerun by Jordan Hart brought home Altermatt once again and put the score up 6-0 in the second. 

Mankato continued to score in the third with runs by Frederick and Imholte, and RBIs by Kline and Petersen in the 6th. 

The Cougars managed to score in response, but went into the last inning trailing nine points behind the Mavericks. 

A triple by Jordan Hart lead to the last two runs of the day by Imholte Frederick. 

The second game would then also be another great Maverick win.

Maverick Baseball will finish their regular season with three games against Winona State on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. 

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