WATERTOWN, Wis. – The North Central University Rams dropped the Crusaders 3-1 and 5-0 in a seven-inning doubleheader on Thursday evening.
Sophomore pitcher Tim Shelp (Independence, Mo.) pitched seven innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs while striking out four for the loss.
North Central held Maranatha to three total hits. Joel Borchardt, Tim Shelp and Jeremy Mattson each had a hit apiece.
The Rams kept game two the same way, holding Maranatha to two total hits and scoring three runs in the first inning and two runs in the sixth.
Junior pitcher Joel Borchardt (Watertown, Wis.) pitched seven innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out four.
The Crusaders move on to face Finlandia at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5 at home.