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The Warriors lost their first game in 10 outings on Tuesday afternoon. Mt. Mercy got their offense started early, posting 6 runs through the first three innings. The Warriors would get 2 runs back in the bottom of the third. Vince Perricelli (SO-Niagara Falls, NY) got the inning started with a single, and Tevin Padgett (SO-Pensacola, FL) followed with a hard-hit double to move Perricelli to third. Brandon Pizzo (JR-Fresno, CA) hit a fly ball to right field to scored Perricelli and gain the RBI. Keith Cullivan (JR-Tucson, AZ) batted-in Padgett with a single to narrow the score to 6-2.
Waldorf chipped away at Mt. Mercy's lead again in the bottom of the seventh inning. Shaun McGuire (SR-Bancroft, IA) hit a lead-off single and advanced to second on a passed ball. Shawn Palmer (SR-Rochester, MN) delivered double to score McGuire from second. Palmer would advance to third base on a ground-out from Perricelli. Tevin Padgett reached on an error by the shortstop, which scored Palmer. Padgett then advanced to second on a passed ball and to third on an error by the shortstop. He would then score on a passed ball to put the Warriors down 6-5.
The Warriors allowed 3 runs in the top of the ninth inning and would be unable to overcome the deficit in the bottom-half of the inning. Mt. Mercy took the win 9-5.
Highlight Players of the Game
Padgett 2-4, 2B, 2 runs scored
Palmer 1-4, 2B, 1 run scored, RBI
The Warriors are now 21-13 overall and 9-4 in the MCC. Their next game will be April 14th at Iowa Wesleyan College at 2:00PM.