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Photo credit: Abby Huthmaker
Photo credit: Abby Huthmaker

THE LEAD

LOVES PARK, Ill. -- The Sabercats are still searching for their first win of the season, as they took a couple of heavy losses today at Rockford University.

The Regents pitchers brought their best work, as they limited Maranatha to 2 hits in the doubleheader while taking home 27-0 and 16-0 wins.

THE OVERVIEW

  • Results: Maranatha 0-27 Rockford, Maranatha 0-16 Rockford
  • Venue: Rivets Stadium
  • Location: Rockford, Ill.
  • Records: MBU (0-6), RU (8-9)

THE STORY

The Regents came on strong in the opener, plating a dozen runs in the second inning off some hot hitting. Rockford eventually had 12 extra-base hits in the game, including homers from Christian Garcia and Ryan Smith. Smith was the player of the game in the 27-0 opener, as he hit for the cycle by going 5-6 with a homer, a triple, 2 doubles, and a single.

The second game saw the Sabercats tighten up their defense, but Rockford still managed to score 7 runs in the fourth inning on their way to the 16-0 win. Rockford's pitching staff was exceptional in the doubleheader, as the 6 men on the mound fanned a combined 35 batters on the day.

David Cripps and Sam Ratledge both registered singles for Maranatha in the doubleheader.

Maranatha Lineup (Game 1) - 19- T. Smith (SS), 7- Cripps (C), 8- Paruch (3B), 10- Ratledge (CF), 6- Hecker (P), 2- Fredrickson (LF), 3- Croswell (2B), 18- Arp (1B), D. Smith (RF)

Maranatha Lineup (Game 2) - 19- T. Smith (SS), 7- Cripps (C), 8- Paruch (3B), 10- Ratledge (P), 6- Hecker (CF), 3- Croswell (2B), 2- Fredrickson (LF), 18- Arp (1B), D. Smith (RF)

THE STATS

THE OPPONENTS

  • Rockford competes in the North Athletics Collegiate Conference (NCAA DIII) 
  • Rockford officially begins conference play on April 10
  • Rockford was 9-3 in 2020 before the rest of the season was cancelled

THE OUTLOOK

The Sabercats travel to Deerfield, Illinois April 13 to face Trinity International in a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader. Follow at mbusabercats.com/schedule

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