FORT PIERCE, FL - The Bay Norse Baseball Team (0-3) collected just four hits and were shut out, dropping a 5-0 decision to the Cairn University JV team.
The biggest threats of the day would come in the third inning when Lucas Weinert (FR, Gladstone, MI) would line a two out double to center. He would be stranded in scoring possession as the next batter would ground to second. The Norse would attempt another two out rally in the fifth. Owen Hanson (FR, Gladstone, MI) would reach on an error, and Jesus Becerra-Rangle (FR, Zacatecas, Mexico) would reach on an infield single. Weinert's hard ground ball on the next at bat would not find a hole however, and the Norse would go away empty handed.
Cairn would take the lead in the first when Russ Hall (JR, Smithfield, VA) would double to drive in a run. Bay would work out of trouble and strand runners on second and third. Cairn would build on their lead in the third, taking advantage of an error, a walk, and a hit batsman to load the bases. Hall came through again, this time with a single to right to drive in two runs. Cairn would add insurance runs in the fourth and fifth.
Tyler Skufca (SO, Escanaba, MI) would take the loss on the mound, despite giving up just two earned runs. He would give up seven hits, walk two, and hit two batters, while striking out six. Mason Korhonen (FR, Bark River, MI) worked a scoreless inning in relief, striking out one batter.
Matthew Fink (FR, Marlton, NJ) earned the win on the mound, striking out eight batters in five innings of work. Hall ended up with two hits in three at bats, while driving in three runs. Jonathon Thiero (FR, Piscataway, NJ) would go two for four with one RBI, two runs scores, and two stolen bases.
The Norse travel to Palm Beach State in Lake Worth, Florida tomorrow afternoon. The single game is scheduled for a 3 pm first pitch.