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Ancilla Endures Tough Weekend

May 2, 2011

DONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College baseball team suffered a tough weekend, dropping six games to three conference opponents in MCCAA play.

The Chargers lost to Glen Oaks Community College on Friday by the scores of 4-3 (10 innings) and 7-0.  On Saturday, they lost to Lansing Community College 10-0 (5 innings) and 5-3.  Sunday, the Chargers fell to Jackson Community College 11-4 and 7-1.

Game 1 against Glen Oaks may have been the toughest to swallow.  Josh McQueary’s wild pitch in the top of the 10th inning allowed Glen Oaks the run they would need to claim the victory.

Evan Depew started the game and lasted eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.

Depew and Patrick Kinney each finished with two hits and an RBI for Ancilla (11-30, 6-18 MCCAA)

“Both pitchers settled in after the first inning,” said Ancilla skipper Joe Yonto.  “It was unfortunate to lose a game like that when we battled hard for that long.  It was a good, solid effort from both teams.”

In Game 2, Ancilla managed just four hits while Josh Copp took the loss for the Chargers.  Copp allowed five runs in five innings while striking out two.

“We just couldn’t put anything together from the offensive side of it,” said Yonto.  They bunched their hits together, added some walks, and that was the ball game.”

On Saturday, Brice Kline was shelled for six runs in just 2 2/3 innings of work as Ancilla lost in 10-0 to Lansing Community College in five innings.  Only Kinney and Dustin Kreft managed hits for the Chargers.

Game 2 was a much better effort, but still saw the Chargers come out on the losing end, falling 5-3.

Kinney, Nick Patterson, and Sam Cole each provided two hits on the day while Tyler Jackson allowed four runs in five innings to take the loss.

“We battled hard and tied it up in the fifth, but they got a couple of timely two-out hits late,” said Yonto.

On Sunday, the damage continued as Ancilla lost to Jackson 11-4 and 7-1.

Brandon Dale hit a two-run homer in Game 1 while Depew and Kreft each banged out two hits apiece for Ancilla.  McQueary was charged with the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in three innings.

“We put ourselves in a hole early and tried to fight out way back, but we just couldn’t contain them in the end,” said Yonto.

In Game 2, Dale’s RBI single provided the only run of the game for Ancilla.  Kinney pitched a complete game, allowing seven runs on ten hits to take the loss.

“Give Jackson credit,” said Yonto.  “They are a very good team.  Patrick Kinney gave us what he could on the mound, and we didn’t have that much left in the tank, being on our sixth game in three days.  The effort was there, but there was nothing to show for it.”

The Chargers resume conference play on Tuessday when they host MCCAA rivals Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  Opening pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EDT.