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Dutch Baseball Rolls in Two Victories on Day One of Conference Tournament

Central’s baseball team perhaps played their strongest and best doubleheader of the season yesterday in the opening rounds of the Iowa Conference tournament. The Dutch demolished Coe 12 – 0 in seven innings, then finished the day with a 6 – 1 defeat of second-seed Wartburg. Robbie Rushing set a new school record with his 23rd double, and tacked on a triple and his sixth home run of the season in a six-hit afternoon. Jordan Judkins had five hits and scored five runs at the top of the order for Central, who is now 27 – 14 on the season. They have an arduous task ahead of them today; they will play the winner of top-seeded Buena Vista and Loras in the winner’s bracket at 1:00 p.m. A win sends them to a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday, while a loss drops them down to the loser’s bracket tomorrow to play at 10:00 a.m.