Statesmen Drop Pair of Tough Games at Grand View

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Des Moines–The Statesmen baseball team (13-26, 6-18 Heart) traveled to Des Moines on Saturday to take on the rival Grand View Vikings (22-17, 15-9 Heart) in conference action.

The doubleheader would be the first two games of a four game series between the two teams. Unfortunately for the Statesmen, they would end up falling in both games.

GVU 2, William Penn 0

The Statesmen bats were unable to scratch out any runs against a tough pitching performance from the Vikings. The offense would have their opportunities to score leaving 9 runners stranded and outhitting the Vikings 9-8.

Seth Reisbeck (Jr., Meridian, Idaho, History/Government) had a great game at the dish going 3-4 with 3 singles. It was the Junior’s fourth 3-hit game of the season.

Nick Seipel (Sr., Rosemont, Minn., Software Engineering) started for the Statesmen and delivered a solid outing going 6.0 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs and striking out 4.

GVU 6, William Penn 5

Austin Neff (Sr., Hanna City, Ill., Psychology) got the task of starting game two on the bump for William Penn and pitched masterfully recording 5.0 innings pitched, giving up only 2 runs and striking out 3 while walking none.

The bullpen of the Statesmen would not be able to shut the door on a pesky Vikings team who battled their way out of a 5-0 deficit to walk away with the walk-off victory.

Reisbeck once again had another quality game at the plate going 1-4 with 2 RBI, as did Nathan Ball (Jr., Moses Lake, Wash., Psychology) who logged a 2-3 game while also plating 2 runs.

The Statesmen had a great day on the defensive side, committing zero errors across the two games.

Next Up: William Penn will travel to Des Moines on Sunday to take on Grand View in a doubleheader and conclude the series. Game 1 will start at 1 p.m.

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