William Penn University Athletics issued the following announcement on April 21.
The Statesmen(13-26, 6-18 Heart) traveled to Des Moines on Saturday to take on the rival Grand View Vikings(22-17, 15-9 Heart) in conference action.
The doubleheader would be the first two games of a four game series between the two teams. Unfortunately for the Statesmen, they would end up falling in both games.
WPU 0, GVU 2
The Statesmen bats were unable to scratch out any runs against a tough pitching performance from the Vikings. The offense would have their opportunities to score leaving 9 runners stranded and outhitting the Vikings 9-8.
Seth Reisbeck (Jr., Meridian, Idaho, History/Government) had a great game at the dish going 3-4 with 3 singles. It was the Junior's fourth 3-hit game of the season.
Nick Seipel (Sr., Rosemont, Minn., Software Engineering) started for the Statesmen and delivered a solid outing going 6.0 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs and striking out 4.
WPU 5, GVU 6
Austin Neff (Sr., Hanna City, Ill., Psychology) got the task of starting game two on the bump for William Penn and pitched masterfully recording 5.0 innings pitched, giving up only 2 runs and striking out 3 while walking none.
The bullpen of the Statesmen would not be able to shut the door on a pesky Vikings team who battled their way out of a 5-0 deficit to walk away with the walk-off victory.
Reisbeck once again had another quality game at the plate going 1-4 with 2 RBI, as did Nathan Ball (Jr., Moses Lake, Wash., Psychology) who logged a 2-3 game while also plating 2 runs.
The Statesmen had a great day on the defensive side, committing zero errors across the two games.
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