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Central Picks Up Win in Home Opener, Back in Action Today

Behind eight strong innings on the mound by sophomore Corey Eisenmann, the Central College baseball team opened the Iowa Conference schedule with a convincing 7-1 home win over Wartburg. Eisenmann allowed seven hits, struck out four, and allowed just one walk to the Knights, while out-dueling Wartburg’s Billy Schmitt, who was last week’s co-National Pitcher of the Week.

The Dutch were balanced at the plate, as seven players got a hit, and six recorded an RBI. Central faces Wartburg again today for a pair of seven-inning contests, and Head Coach Adam Stevens says the team will need to continue to be aggressive at the plate against the strong pitching of the Knights.

Central is 10-4 overall, while Wartburg is now 6-9 on the season. The first pitch of today’s doubleheader is slated for 1:00 p.m. at the A.N. Kuyper Athletic Complex in Pella. You can hear live coverage of the game on 92.1 fm KRLS, with Eric Gotschall providing the call, starting at 12:45 p.m.