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Lindenwood completes four-game sweep of MVC

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ST. CHARLES -- The Missouri Valley College baseball team remained in St. Charles on Tuesday to finish its four-game Heart of America Conference East Division series against Lindenwood.

The result was the same as the day before, the Lions taking both ends of the twinbill, 6-2 in the first game and 10-0 in the five-inning getaway contest. The losses extended the Vikings' league skid to 13 games.

Valley led once, after sophomore Troy Langan doubled and scored in the top of the first inning, but LU tied it during its first at-bat on senior Crispin Tarango's single following a double by junior Mike Moore.

Tarango doubled in a run in the third to give Lindenwood a 3-1 lead, but the Vikings closed to within a run when junior Deante Bernstine was hit by a pitch, stole second base and came in on senior Sebastian Salas' single.

That was the last run Valley would score on the day. The Lions pulled away in the fifth with three runs on four hits -- including senior Shelby Anderson's RBI single -- and four errors.

The Vikings were unable to get their bats going in the late game against junior right-hander Julian Marquez -- who tossed a three-hit shutout, striking out five batters, for his first win of the season.

Moore and freshman Zach Loraine each had a pair of hits and drove in two runs for Lindenwood (21-13, 14-2 HAAC), which won its ninth straight conference game.

Valley (6-19, 0-13) was earlier scheduled to play a make-up date at Graceland on Tuesday, but that was put on hold to get in the divisional series that was postponed from the weekend. The Vikings head to Culver-Stockton on Saturday for a four-game East tilt.

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