BOONE - The No. 17 (NJCAA Division II) NIACC baseball team topped DMACC 4-3 in the first game of a four-game series Sunday on the DMACC campus.
The second game on Sunday was suspended because of darkness after 12 innings with the score tied 3-3. The game will be resumed in the top of the 13th inning at noon on Monday.
In the first game, freshman Bryce Ball was three for four with two RBIs to lead the NIACC offense.
Spencer Chirpich (2-2) gained the win for the Trojans. Chirpich allowed two runs (both earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walked in six innings of work.
NIACC's Chase Stewart pitched the seventh inning to gain his fifth save of the season. Stewart allowed one run and struck out two in his one inning of work.
The two teams will play a regularly scheduled doubleheader after the completion of the suspended game on Monday.
NIACC 4, DMACC 3
NIACC 001 210 0 - 4 9 2
DMACC 200 000 1 - 3 9 1
Spencer Chirpich (6K, 1BB), Chase Stewart (7) (2K, 0BB) and Ben Komonsky. W - Chirpich (2-2); S - Stewart (5). 2B - Mitch Neunborn (N); 3B - Brandon Michie (N). Multiple hits - Bryce Ball (N) 3. Multiple RBIs - Ball 2.