The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) baseball team improved to 13-14 for the season after sweeping a doubleheader from the Midland University junior varsity April 6 at the DMACC baseball diamond.
The Bears took the opener, 6-2, and won the nightcap by a 13-3 score. The second game was called because of the 10-run mercy rule after DMACC scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Freshman Carson Youngquist of Sussex, Wis., had a pair of base hits and drove in two runs for DMACC in the opener. Freshman Noah Heitshusen of Williamsburg also had two hits in the win and freshmen Chris Witzke of Humboldt, Keil Krumwiede of Glasgow, Mont., and Jack Johnson of St. Paul, Minn., drove in one run apiece.
Freshman Tyler Bujanowski of Oak Creek, Wis., pitched the first four innings for DMACC and got his first decision of the season. He allowed three hits, struck out two and walked two. Freshmen Moise Carrasco of Daytona, Fla., Alec Holcomb of Owatonna, Minn., and Matt Krambeck of Omaha, Neb., each pitched one inning. Carrasco gave up two runs on two hits, struck out five and walked one and Holcomb recorded a strikeout and three walks in his one inning of work. Krambeck faced four batters and struck out one.
Sophomore Michael Michalak of Rochester, Minn., had four hits, including a pair of triples, and drove in three runs for DMACC in the second game. Sophomore Sean Noel of Stillwater, Minn., collected two base hits, including a home run, and also drove in three runs in the win. Witzke had a pair of hits and an RBI and freshman Jake Hahn of Linwood, Kan., drove in two runs.
Freshman Mason McClung of Lincoln, Neb., started on the mound for the Bears and pitched two and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on two hits. He struck out one batter and walked three. Freshman Luke Wade of Wayzata, Minn., pitched an inning and a third, allowing a pair of hits and striking out one batter and sophomore Ryan Mudge of Ankeny pitched two innings and got his first decision of the season. Mudge struck out one and walked one.