The Rams’ record sits at 1-10 after losing both games of a doubleheader at Central College in Iowa by a combined score of 25-1. North Central’s lone run came on an error in the third inning of the second game. The Rams could not get the bats going, getting only six hits between the two games, compared to Central’s 29. Blazsen Ferreira absorbed the first loss on the mound, pitching five innings and giving up seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits, with one walk and a strikeout. Grant Payne did not fare much better in his single inning of work, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits while striking out two. The Rams used three pitchers in the second game, with Bryce Reige taking the loss after giving up eight runs (seven earned) on two walks and a strikeout. Payne provided another inning of relief, giving up two unearned runs on two strikeouts. Eli Vader finished the game for the Rams by allowing four runs (three earned) with one strikeout. The Rams next games come in a doubleheader at home against Crown College.
The softball team is still searching for its first win after dropping both games of a home doubleheader against Crown College. The first game went five innings with a final score of 19-3. Amanda Roth drove in two runs on her second home run of the season in the bottom of the first. Alex Rodriguez drove in the other run for the Rams. Roth pitched all five innings for the Rams, striking out two. Nineteen of the 11 runs were earned. The second game was much closer, with a 5-1 final score. Roth had a busy day on the mound, pitching all seven innings with two walks, a strikeout and five runs (four earned). The Rams’ only run came on an error in the first inning. The Rams next play in a home doubleheader against St. Scholastica on April 5.
The lacrosse team has yet to capture a win in its inaugural season after dropping two away matches at Kalamazoo and Calvin by a combined score of 37-0. The Rams’ offense struggled in both games, getting a combined 16 shots, with only four on goal. Paul Mellendorf played goalie for both matches. The next scheduled match is April 5 at Beloit.
Track and Field
The Rams had two men compete in the UMAC Indoor Championship. Grahm Johnson finished third in shot put, and Evan Cummings finished 17th in the 60 meter sprint and 18th in the 200 meter. The team finished 7th overall. The women did not compete. The next event is the Hamline Invitational on April 8.