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Spartans drop two against DMACC

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:45 a.m. CDT

PLEASANT HILL — The Southwestern Community College baseball team dropped two games to DMACC here on Friday in the ICCAC opener.

Saturday’s doubleheader between the Spartans and DMACC was postponed because of weather.

The two losses drop the Spartans to 4-5 for the season and 0-2 in ICCAC play.

Head coach Brian “Bull” Smith said it seemed like his team was intimidated by the Bears.

“Half of our guys looked timid in the box,” he said. “I think they read too many press clippings about DMACC before the game started.”

The Bears improved to 15-2 for the season with the wins.

Southwestern dropped the first game 9-0 and lost the second game 7-2.

According to Smith, it was a matter of untimely miscues that plagued the Spartans in the doubleheader.

Southwestern walked 14 batters in 14 innings, eight of which went on to score. Six of the 14 walks came after an 0-2 count. Smith said there were also several misplayed balls that allowed runners to score.

“When we threw it over the plate, they hit all of .222 on the night,” Smith said.

The Spartans return to action at 2 p.m. Thursday in Des Moines against Grand View’s JV team, before hosting NIACC in conference doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.

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