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Baker takes two from Vikings

Thursday, March 29, 2012

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. -- Baker had too much pitching Wednesday for the Missouri Valley College baseball team, which dropped both ends of a Heart of America Conference road doubleheader, 14-0 and 6-1.

Senior Chris Cummins threw a four-hit shutout, his second of the season, and struck out nine in the first game. He was the beneficiary of the Wildcats' 11-hit attack, including seven-run second inning which had three errors, three walks and a hit batter to go along with three hits -- including senior Steven Stewart's two-run single.

Baker (16-13, 5-3 HAAC) added three runs in both the fourth and fifth frames, getting a two-run double from freshman Miles Sanderson in the fourth and three extra-base hits -- junior Tevin Thompson's triple and doubles by freshman Chris Derby and junior Chase Dengel -- in the fifth.

The Vikings didn't fare much better in the late game, senior Nathan Wheelock -- who earlier this season tossed a perfect game against Dakota State (S.D.) -- going the distance for BU.

An error let two Wildcats cross in the second, freshman Josh Zach singled in a run in the third and junior Joey Orozco doubled home the second run of the fourth.

Valley snapped a 15-inning scoreless string on senior Matt Burton's single in the sixth.

The Vikings (3-22-1, 1-7) take a seven-game losing streak into Saturday's HAAC twinbill at Graceland.



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