ROCKFORD, Ill. – In a Friday afternoon baseball doubleheader between the Rockford Regents and Maranatha Crusader, the Regents came out on top with scores of 19-0 and 11-1 in a Northern Athletics Conference matchup.
Rockford used a big first inning in game one, in which the team scored 11 runs on 10 hits, and adding five more in the second inning.
Maranatha stranded eight runners on base, and finished the night with six hits, including a 2-4 day at the plate for freshman shortstop Timothy Rogers (Willmar, Minn.). Senior catcher Andy Timblin (Muscoda, Wis.) also had a solid game, going 2-2.
Senior pitcher Garett Ordway (Pensacola, Fla.) pitched two innings for the loss, striking out three batters.
The Crusaders clamped down in game two, holding the Regents to two runs after three innings, before the home team added three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings, with 11 hits in the game.
Maranatha scored in the seventh inning, when sophomore second baseman Galen Balinski (Mountainhome, Pa.) doubled down the left field line to score senior first baseman Tim Shelp (Independence, Mo.), who reached on a single.
Sophomore pitcher Caleb Rost (Greenville, S.C.) pitched five innings in the loss, allowing just eight runs, two unearned, while striking out seven.
The Crusaders move on to face Lakeland at home on Monday, at 3:30 in Watertown.