The Raider baseball team improved to 17-4 after two wins against William Penn on Saturday and a 16-5 loss against Augustana on Monday.
In front end of the William Penn series, it took eight innings for the Raiders to prevail 6-5. Senior Brett Rolls singled in sophomore Colin Sandbulte in the top of eighth for the winning run.
Junior Skyler Wheeler went 3-4 at the dish. Sophomore Josh Turner picked up the win in relief.
The second game was a 3-1 win for NW. Senior Micah Linn went 2-3 with two RBI and a walk. Junior Gavin Okada was 1-2 with one RBI.
“I think we had a couple of quality starts from our starting pitchers that day,” senior Cody Groskreutz said. “It takes the pressure off of our offense to do what we do.
Senior Matt Piocos went six innings and picked up the win. Turner picked up the save.
Augustana’s bats were hot on Monday as the team were able to score at least three runs off four different Raider pitchers. Wheeler went 2-5 with two RBIs in the batter’s box, and junior Mitch Peschon was 1-4 with one RBI. The Raiders only managed eight hits and two walks in the contest.
“We didn’t play our best ball,” Groskreutz said. “We had a few physical and mental errors that we don’t normally commit.”
The Raiders resume action against Viterbo on Saturday.