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Briar Cliff Baseball sweeps Northwestern | KRVN Radio

Briar Cliff Baseball sweeps Northwestern

Briar Cliff Baseball sweeps Northwestern

Briar Cliff ended its GPAC opening doubleheader in tremendous fashion Friday night in Topeka, Kan., as Nicholas Cole and Kaiona Navas teamed up for a no-hitter against Northwestern.

The Chargers won the nightcap 2-0 after defeating the Red Raiders 5-2 in the first contest.

Cole, a Topeka, Kansas native playing in his hometown, pitched the first six innings of the no-no, allowing three walks while striking out nine. Navas closed out the final frame with a 1-2-3 inning, striking out one.

Tyler Hill singled to left field in the second inning to send home Harrison Jestel for the game’s first run. The Chargers added an insurance run in the sixth when Hill singled again, this time scoring Darnell Prince.

Hill had two RBIs and went 2-for-3 for the Blue and Gold. Michael Anthony and Nick Robinsonalso had multi-hit games for Briar Cliff.

Luke Hughes was tagged as the losing pitcher for Northwestern after allowing two runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings of work.

The first game saw more offense from the two squads. Both Northwestern and Briar Cliff picked up runs in the second inning. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning, Rodney Scarverreached first on a bobbled catch, sending Robinson home to tie the game.

The Chargers and Red Raiders both went down in order in the third inning. BC scored once in the fourth inning and added three runs in the fifth and took a four-run lead in to the seventh. Although Northwestern was able to tack on one run, Briar Cliff took the first game 5-2.

Dalen Blair pitched six plus innings of the contest and Connor Christiansen came in for the save in the final inning. Sawyer Olson had three RBIs in the game and Robinson went 2-for-4 at the plate. Brady Harpaneu also went 2-for-4 in the game.

Ben Zeutenhorst takes the loss for the Red Raiders. He allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits in 4.1 innings.

The Chargers will be off Saturday before taking on Jamestown in a doubleheader Sunday morning. First pitch is set for 10 a.m.

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