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Cornerstone takes doubleheader from Wolverines

Cornerstone takes doubleheader from Wolverines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn baseball team traveled to Cornerstone University for a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The series was scheduled for a home matchup for the Wolverines, but inclement weather forced the games to be moved to the west side of the state early Saturday morning.

The teams battled back and forth in game one, but three runs for the Golden Eagles in the eighth gave Cornerstone a 6-5 win. The Golden Eagles earned the sweep with a 10-3 win in the finale.

The losses drop UM-Dearborn to 15-21-1 overall and 8-8 in the WHAC with six games remaining in the regular season.

Cornerstone led 3-1 after two innings in game one. UM-Dearborn scored an unearned run in the fifth to cut the deficit in half. The Wolverines took their first lead in seventh with three runs, including RBIs from Daniel Kerr, Justin Dolney and Patrick Downing. Cornerstone answered quickly with three in the eighth to earn the win.

Kerr finished with three hits, while Andrew Capone and Jon Quintal each added two. The loss was charged to Jack Hook in 2.2 innings of relief.

The Golden Eagles jumped out a 6-0 lead in the second game and never trailed. Kerr added two more RBIs, while Ryan Beadle drove home a run for the Wolverines. Ramiro Rodriguez got the start and took the loss on the mound in 1.1 innings.

The Wolverines travel to No. 21 Indiana Tech for a doubleheader at 3 pm Monday in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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