Statesmen Swept by Vikings

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Des Moines–The William Penn University Statesmen (13-28, 6-20 Heart) faced off against the rival Grand View University Vikings (24-17, 17-9 Heart) Sunday, which concluded the four game series.

The Statesmen bats were held in check as the Statesmen would fall in both games by the scores of 2-1 and 3-0.

WPU 1, GVU 2

A good pitchers duel started the day with the Statesmen sending D.J. Milam (Sr., Lancaster, Calif., Business Management) to the hill. The senior battled and threw 6.0 innings while only giving up 2 earned runs but unfortunately took the hard luck loss.

William Penn scored their only run of the day in the top of the third when Nathan Ball (Jr., Moses Lake, Wash., Psychology) singled to left scoring Tanner Hamblin (So., Salem, Utah, Undecided). Hamblin led off the inning with a single to center field.

Hamblin would lead the team offensively by putting together a 2-3 game at the plate. It was the sophomore’s thirteenth multi-hit game of the season.

WPU 0, GVU 3

Game two featured a start on the mound from Augie Voight (Jr., Waukegan, Ill., Secondary Education). The Junior gave a quality outing, recording 4.2 innings pitched while allowing 3 earned runs and striking out 7.

Nick Bruns (Jr., Frankfort, Ill., Sports Management) pitched valiantly out of the pen going 1.1 innings while only giving up 1 hit.

The navy and gold were held to only two hits in the game. Julian Villegas (Sr., Wilmington, Calif., Sociology) scratched out one of those hits in the fifth inning with a single to left-center field. Seth Reisbeck (Jr., Meridian, Idaho, History/Government) added the other hit with a single to center field.

Next Up: William Penn will host Peru State in a four-game series to finish conference play starting on Friday at 1 p.m.



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