Cougars Baseball Team Strikes Victory Last Thursday

SAU’s Baseball team played against Saint Francis last Thursday, March 17th.

By: Sarah Williams

SAU’s Baseball team played against Saint Francis last Thursday, March 17th. The game was the first home game this season and Spring Arbor won by a few points.

According to Saucougars.com, the first game score was 6:5. The second was 5:4. The Cougars scored 6 Runs, 10 Hits, and 3 Errors in the first game. In the second, they scored 5 Runs, 10 Hits, and 3 Errors. Saint Francis scored 5 Runs, 8 Hits, and 0 Errors, then 4 Runs, 6 Hits, and 2 Errors.

Player Highlights

Game 1

  • Bryce Richey scored a RBI double in the sixth inning. Along with the RBI by Peyton Harding, the Cougars were able to grab 4 runs breaking the previous score 0:2. Harding also made a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning adding an insurance run.
  • In the 11th inning, Landon Raczkowski delivered a two out hit to drive in Jake Spedoske.
  • Harding grabbed two RBI’s while Ben Redfield scored twice.
  • John Williams worked on the mound for 6 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 10 batters.
  • Cade Kontny tossed the final five frames. He only surrendered one hit.

Game 2

  • Brant Mullins stopped Saint Francis from overtaking the score 4:3 and completed the doubleheader sweep in the seventh inning.
  • Redfield and Richey scored two hits each and Richey drove in a pair.
  • Hunter Nielsen was on the mound for 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on five hits while fanning 6.

To see the 2022 Baseball Roster, click here!

Spring Arbor and Saint Francis have two more games in their four-game set. On Monday, March 21, there will be a doubleheader game. It will start at 1pm at  Burbridge Field in Spring Arbor. After facing Saint Francis, the Cougars will face Rochester at home on Tuesday, March 22, startingat 2 pm. The 2022 schedule can be found here!

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