The MCC baseball team hosted the Spartans of Southwestern Community College in ICCAC doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. The Tigers were able to go 3-1 in the four game series at Shawn Williams Field.
Game One: Won 10-4
The MCC baseball team saw a solid performance on the mound by Walter Henadedez, who pitched at seven innings, facing 29 batters and giving up to earned runs. The team totaled nine stolen bases in their first game, putting runners in scoring position throughout the game. Sophomore Jose Mieses recorded two stolen basses, including the most exciting play of the game where Mieses stole home. The Tiers were able to up multiple runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to take the game 10-4.
Game Two: Lost 16-3
The lone loss of the weekend for the Tigers got off to a rough start, giving up nine runs in the first inning. The Spartans added three more runs in the second and two in the third and fourth innings. The Tigers threw five pitchers trying to get out the hole. David Davilla got the start but was replaced by Christopher Lopez after giving up eight runs.
Game Three: 10-4
After a night off, the Tigers started hitting the ball in game three, recording 11 hits as a team. Jose Mieses was effective at the plate, going 25 with three RBIs, center fielder Marving Serrano went 2-4 and added two RBIs and Jeffry Roldan went 2-3 with an RBI. Greg Glass got the start on the mound, recoding four strikeouts against 30 batters. The Tigers put runners on base all game long, leaving nine on base.
Game Four: Won 13-4
The Tigers gave up three runs in the top of the first inning, but was able to score five runs in the bottom to take the two-run lead into the second. They added a single run the second and exploded in the third, scoring seven runs. Brodie Paulson had a big day at the plate, going 2-3 with two RBIs and a 3rd inning home run. Joe Monosmith also went 2-3 and batted in three runs, while Jose Mieses continued his great play, going 2-4 with an RBI. Paulson started on the mound for the Tigers, pitching five innings and facing 24 batters before being reliced by Duncan Snider who finished the last two innings, facing nine batters.
The Tigers get a day off before traveling to Mason City to take on North Area Iowa Community College in a single nine inning game on Tuesday. The two teams played on Friday, April 20 with the Trojans walking off Shawn Williams Field with a 17-9 victory in a game scheduled for nine innings. Tuesday's game is scheduled for a 3:00 PM start.