Muskies Look Strong Sweeping Spartans

Sean Gilligan, Staff Reporter

Lakeland faced conference opponents Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday and put on a stellar performance, picking up two conference wins.

The first win came after a hard-fought comeback for the Muskies, ending 5-4, and the second game won convincingly, 9-4.

Derek Loomans got the start in the first game and had another strong performance, pitching seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits and collecting eight strikeouts.

Reliever Matt Weller would collect the win, though, pitching two shutout innings.

The Muskies offense started off slow and weren’t able to score their first run until the sixth. In the seventh Wisconsin Lutheran added two runs to make the score 4-1, but the Muskies would answer back in the bottom of the inning, when Nate Soley hit a 2-run double to bring the Muskies within one.

Still trailing entering the ninth, the Muskies were able to score two runs on three hits and take the victory. Mike Ruzek singled home Soley, and then Garret Morris hit a fly ball to right that the fielder misjudged, scoring Justin Reminger to finish the game.

Morris took the mound in Game 2, pitching seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. Ryan Krzyzkowski then came in and finished the game pitching two scoreless innings.

The Warriors jumped ahead right away in the first, but Ruzek hit his third home run of the season to tie it right back up.

The Wisconsin Lutheran defense struggled in the game and it would cost them. In the sixth inning the Muskies busted out with six runs, on four hits, aided by two Warrior errors.

Ruzek continued to lead the Muskies offense, going 3-4 with four RBIs in the game. Matt Krueger had a strong game, going 2-4, while Drew Tague also hit well, going 2-5 with two RBIs.

Lakeland looks to carry the momentum into tomorrow’s game against conference foe Concordia Wisconsin. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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