Baseball Falls to CUAA in Final Home Contest

Baseball Falls to CUAA in Final Home Contest

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Siena Heights baseball team fell 6-3 to Concordia in a single Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contest in the final home game of the regular season, on Sunday.

The Cardinals opened up the scoring in the second with two runs but the Saints answered with a run of their own in the second, capitalizing off a CUAA error to cut the lead 2-1. Concordia extended their lead to 5-1 after the third inning.

Ryley Overacker sent a single down the left field line in the bottom of the third to send home two runners for SHU, trimming the Cardinals lead to 5-3. After a few quiet innings, CUAA tacked on a run in the top of the seventh, which would be the final run of the game. Siena Heights loaded the bases with two outs, the tying run on first, but were unable to capitalize as CUAA claimed the series 3-0.

Opening on the mound for the Saints (14-30, 12-15 WHAC) was Reid Olmstead who pitched for 7.1 innings and suffering the loss. Olmstead finished with four strikeouts and six runs, allowing six runs, five of them earned. He was relieved by Ben Finn with one out in the seventh inning. Finn struck out one batter while allowing no hits.

For the Cardinals (37-9, 20-6 WHAC), Taylor Parsons started on the hill and struck out two batters while allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) in four full innings of action. Tyler Steele came in for Concordia in the fifth inning, and threw four full innings. Steele struck out two batters and allowed two hits. Closing out the game was Austin Atwood who earned the save in the final inning of action.

The Saints will return to action on Wednesday as they travel to Cleary for a 1 p.m. non-conference double-header.