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Central Baseball Powers Past Robert-Morris Springfield 15-4

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

Despite frigid temperatures and snow on the horizon, the bats for the Central College baseball team stayed hot all day Sunday, as the Dutch routed Robert-Morris Springfield 15-4.  

Down 3-2 to start the fifth, Central climbed back on top with a three-run inning then went on to add six in sixth and another four in the seventh, while Robert-Morris added just one run in the fifth. With Central up 11 and Robert-Morris unable to respond in the bottom of the inning, the game was called after the seventh.  

Central is now 2-1 after the weekend, which saw them drop the second contest of a doubleheader 6-4 against Knox Saturday after winning the opener 10-2.  Senior Mike Furlong led the charge for the Dutch Sunday, going four-for-five from the plate with three doubles and three RBIs. On the mound, lefty Ryan Dusil got the start, throwing four and one-third innings before senior Mike Werkheiser came in to earn the win.  

The Central College baseball team now heads south March 9-16 in search of warmer conditions in Fort Meyers, Florida for seven spring break showdowns.