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Bats Come Alive in Baseball’s Win over Golden Eagles

AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University baseball team (3-3) bounced back with a win over Cornerstone University (2-1) on Tuesday, February 27.

After falling to Point Park and Cornerstone on Monday, February 26 to begin the spring season, MVNU’s offense carried it to a 13-3 victory in the series finale against the Golden Eagles. A big first inning set the tone for the Cougars from the start. MVNU got all the runs it needed to win the game, jumping on top with four of them out of the gate. Joe Poremsky hit a two-run homer over the right-field fence, Blaine Keener drove in Brady Lester with a single to center field, and a run was walked in after Zackary Hoop got hit by a pitch.

The big first inning sustained MVNU until it exploded for eight more runs in the bottom of the fifth to put the game away for good. Keener finished the day 3-5 at the plate with a team-high four RBI. Kaid Carpenter finished the game 3-6 at the dish with two RBI of his own. Rider Minnick and Casey Kalman each finished with two RBI.

Johnny Nixon got the win for MVNU on the mound. The sophomore pitched four innings and gave up just three hits and two unearned runs. Nixon had three strikeouts on the day. Reese Willoughby got the start and allowed no runs or hits while striking out three in two innings of work.

What’s Next:

MVNU takes on Grand View tomorrow, February 28 in Davenport, Florida at 2:00pm.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to nearly 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries. 

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