MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The Northeast Community College baseball team extended its winning streak to eight games after a doubleheader sweep over Marshalltown Community College on Saturday.
The Hawks (17-13, 11-5 ICCAC) took care of business on the road in ICCAC play, defeating the Tigers 5-3 and 20-10 in Marshalltown, Iowa.
The Hawks took an early 3-2 lead in Game 1 after five innings and added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh after Parker Dorrance (Arvada, Colo.) doubled to right field. Anthony Silvera Jr. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) later singled to score Dorrance to put the Hawks in the driver’s seat. Tyler Monroe (Lincoln, Neb.) went 2-for-4 with a run and a triple, while Dorrance added a double. Alex Potter (Parker, Colo.) picked up the win on the mound, tossing three innings in relief, allowing an earned run off one hit. He also struck out four batters and walked one.
In Game 2, the Hawks rushed out to a 14-5 lead after three innings and managed to add three more in the top of the fourth and fifth innings, while accounting for 23 hits.
Cade Lynam (Springfield, Neb.) was a big part in the Hawks’ hitting success in the final game of the doubleheader. Lynam went 5-for-5 with four runs and two RBI. Zane Zielinski (Chicago, Ill.) went 3-for-5 with four RBI, a home run and a run. Monroe, Colin Lynam (Springfield, Neb.) and Maxim Fullerton (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) each had three hits. Silvera Jr and added a double, while Fullerton tallied a triple and Cooper Whitt (Knoxville, Tenn.) had a home run. Christian Carew (Parker, Colo.) grabbed the win after throwing three and one-thirds innings. He allowed six earned runs off seven hits, while striking out five and walking four.
The Hawks are back in action at 1 p.m. Wednesday in a doubleheader against Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa.