CRESTON, Iowa – The Northeast Community College baseball team fell behind early and couldn’t make a comeback on Sunday against Southwestern Community College. The Hawks (9-13, 3-5 ICCAC) dropped the doubleheader, 4-1 and 12-11 in ICCAC action in Creston, Iowa.
The Spartans got going in the second inning and scored three more in the bottom of the sixth, before the Hawks answered with a run in the top of the seventh.
The Hawks had four players record a hit, while Parker Dorrance (Arvada, Colo.) and Maxim Fullerton (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) added a home run. Preston Tenney (Parker, Colo.) took the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits in six innings of work, while striking out eight.
Down by nine runs after three innings, the Hawks tried to make a valiant comeback, but ultimately fell short.
Tyler Monroe (Lincoln, Neb.) went 3-for-6 with a home run, three runs and two RBI. Zane Zielinski (Chicago, Ill.) had two hits, including a double and three RBI, while Dorrance and Sam Manwarren (Overland Park, Kan.) each had two hits. Jeremy Schneider (Lovell, Wyo.) was dealt the loss after throwing two and two-thirds innings, allowing six earned runs off seven hits. He struck out three and walked one.
The Hawks look to get back to their winning ways when they host Southwestern Monday for a doubleheader beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Field in Norfolk.