NIACC splits with DMACC

NIACC's Michael Oh delivers a pitch in Sunday's first game.
NIACC's Michael Oh delivers a pitch in Sunday's first game.

BOONE - The NIACC baseball team split a ICCAC doubleheader with DMACC on Sunday.

NIACC won the first game 13-4 and dropped the second game 9-8.

In the first game, Michael Oh (3-2) gained the win for the Trojans. He pitched six innings allowing four runs on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks.

The Trojans received a home run from Gabe Denton, the first of his career. The Trojans also received three hits from Ben Fitzgerald and two hits apiece from Denton and Fox Leum.

In the second game, DMACC led 8-4 after six innings. NIACC pushed across two runs in the seventh inning, allowed a single run in the bottom of seventh and scored two runs in the eighth inning to trim the deficit to 9-8 going to the ninth inning.

NIACC (10-11 overall, 3-3 in the ICCAC) had runners on second and third with two outs in its half of the ninth inning but could not score the tying run.

NIACC's Caden Kratz, who took the loss, relieved starter Evan Reifert in the second inning. Kratz struck out a career-best nine in 4 2/3 innings of work.

The two teams wrap up the four-game series on Monday. The first game is slated to start at 1 p.m.