Tyler Anderson didn't allow a single run in the first game of a doubleheader the Spartans didn't take the lead until late in the game. The Spartans scored the only run on a hard hit ball by Ryan Aarhus that was misplayed by the third baseman. Anderson went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the team in hits and also earned the win for MState. He threw seven innings, surrendering zero runs, four hits, and striking out nine. M-State didn't commit a single error in the field.
In the second game of the doubleheader M-State captured the lead in the first inning. Brandon Hill doubled on a 0-2 count scoring two runs. After CLC tied up the game in the bottom of the first the Spartans took the lead for good when Travis Krueger doubled off of Brendan Ehlers, driving in one run. Krueger also earned the win for M-State throwing seven innings, allowing three runs, three hits, striking out three, and walking one. The Spartans collected 11 hits with Alex Hexum and Jakob Bradsteen having two hits each.
"When your pitchers are able to get into a rhythm and throw strikes it helps keep our defense in the game," said Coach Hughes when asked about the pitching performances of Krueger and Anderson. "Neither one of those guys threw over 90 pitches and that means they had good command and that is what helps make them successful. The first game was tight and I was happy that we found a way to win even if it wasn't pretty. In game two though I thought we came out a little more aggressive and that helped us get some life in our bats."
The Spartans next game will be at St. Cloud Tech on April 25th@ 2pm.