WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University baseball team (4-5, 0-0) fell to No.8 Keiser University (14-6) by a score of 10-3 at the Chain of Lakes Ball Park on Tuesday, March 1.
Mount Vernon opened the game extremely strong, jumping out to a three-run lead in the top of the first. A two-run double from Devin Pearl scored Casey Kalman and Toby Walker. Cameron Miller then batted in Pearl with an RBI-single. The three runs ended up being the only runs scored for the Cougars on the night, however.
Keiser’s offense came to life as it scored 10 unanswered runs to close the ballgame. Jake Glover had the start for MVNU, pitching four innings. Glover allowed seven runs while striking-out three batters. Cruz McFadden and Jarin Bertke saw action, each getting a strikeout in their relief appearances. Noah Gleason pitched as well, striking-out two batters in his one inning of work.
MVNU will now prepare for Crossroads League play as it is set to take on Bethel University in a four-game series on March, 4-5 in Mishawaka, Indiana.
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, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.