Dukes Beat Cleveland State, 8-5
May 8, 2007
Lorain, Ohio - Duquesne University's baseball team secured their second victory in a week over Cleveland State with an 8-5 win Tuesday at CSU's Pipe Yard. The Dukes beat the Horizon League team, 9-5, last Wednesday at Duquesne Field.
Cleveland State opened the scoring in the first with two runs on one hit, two walks and a Duquesne error. Pat Kimutis's sacrifice fly in the fourth cut the margin to 2-1. Pena's 2-RBI single in the top of the fifth put the Dukes up 3-2, a lead they would not surrender the rest of the day.
The Dukes added to their total with five runs in the final three innings -- insurance that held off the charging Vikings who scored three times in their last two at-bats.
Josh Hungerman, who went 2-for-4, and Matt Madrid hit home runs for CSU, which was held to six hits by DU's hurlers. Starter Jeremy Hartman (0-4) picked up the defeat.
The Dukes travel about 60 miles for Wednesday's game at Akron (20-19) at 3:00 p.m. on Lee Jackson Field. These two teams met last month in Pittsburgh with the Zips securing an 18-8 victory.
The Mid-American Conference team compiled 24 hits to go along with six DU errors in that April 4th win. Duquesne's opponents have averaged 6.0 hits while the Red and Blue committed 0.7 errors/game in the last three contests.