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Aquinas Baseball Vs. Cornerstone: slow start to a big victory in game one

By Anna-Jo Stuart, Opinion Intern

Photo courtesy of Anna-Jo Stuart

Aquinas was the home team at Cornerstone on Friday, April 5th, as the Saints were unable to host Cornerstone at their own home field due to poor field conditions. Aquinas took their time in the first game before eventually winning with 15 runs to Cornerstone’s seven.

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Cornerstone scored one run in each of the first three innings. Aquinas were shut down in the first two innings, scoring no runs until the bottom of the third where they rallied in three to tie the game for the inning. Anthony Arnold led off and got the Saints started in the third inning by hitting a triple. Arnold was then brought in with an RBI from Troy Lofgren.  

The Saints then had their first strong defensive inning, with two strikeouts by starting pitcher, Taylor Borchers. They went on to score another three runs in the fourth and fifth inning making the score 6-3 going into the third inning.

Aquinas lost their lead in the top of the sixth, as Cornerstone was able to get some hits, a walk, and hit by the pitcher, to score three. Richard Steffan was then brought in to pitch. Aquinas scored 3 runs, quickly taking back their lead before the inning was over. Nick Brzezinski scored two of the three runs with a fly ball out to right-center field.

Cornerstone was only able to score one more run the rest of the game, compared to Aquinas’ five. The game ended with Aquinas taking a strong 15-7 win.

The team was not as successful in game two against Cornerstone that day, and lost 4-10.

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