Baseball Splits on Opening Day of A-R-C Tourney

May 9, 2019

Senior Chase Kueter collected the 6-3 victory over the Central Dutch in the Spartans opening game of the 2019 A-R-C Tournament. He broke the school record for wins in a season with the effort, collecting his eighth of the 2019 season. He also moved into first place in the career wins mark with his 20th win with the victory on Thursday.

Jordan Nelson would take the loss in the second game of the day for the Spartans. UD lost to the #1-seeded Coe Kohawks 3-10 and will now play at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10 against Central College in an elimination game.


Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m.
BOX SCORE vs. Central (A-R-C Tourney)

Dubuque, Univ. of 6, Central 3 (May 09, 2019 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Central............. 011 000 001  -  3  9  1      (23-15)
Dubuque, Univ. of... 011 013 00X  -  6 10  1      (24-13-1)
Pitchers: Central - Long; Martin(6) and Kimm. Dubuque, Univ. of - Chase Kueter and
Daulton Kvenvold.
Win-Chase Kueter  Loss-Long  T-2:05  A-150
Weather: mid 40s, cloudy

Thursday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
BOX SCORE vs. Coe (A-R-C Tourney)

Coe 10, Dubuque, Univ. of 3 (May 09, 2019 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Dubuque, Univ. of... 000 100 020  -  3  6  3      (24-14-1)
Coe................. 021 103 30X  - 10 19  0      (33-3)
Pitchers: Dubuque, Univ. of - Jordan Nelson; Derek Hardin(4); Estevan Guillen(7);
Brian Sholty(7); Doug Knight(8) and Daulton Kvenvold; Luke Carroll. Coe - Zach Kammin;
TJ Deardorff(7); Lucas Robbins(8); TJ Johnson(8); Riley LeGrand(9) and Daniel Berger.
Win-Zach Kammin(9-1)  Loss-Jordan Nelson(5-4)  T-2:40  A-66
Kammin, Z. faced 2 batters in the 7th.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The University of Dubuque opened up the 2019 American Rivers Conference Tournament with a 6-3 victory over the Central College Dutch, but would fall to #1-seed Coe College Kohawks in the second game of the day by a 3-10 margin.

Shortstop Zach McCoy had the hot bat on a chilly, windy spring day against the Dutch and would finish the afternoon hitting 3-4 at the plate. UD scored six runs off 10 hits and committed one error. The Spartans Chase Keuter held the Dutch to three runs on nine hits and would fan 10 Dutch batters en route to a record breaking eighth win of the season and also a new UD career record with his 20th victory for the Spartans.

In the nightcap, UD faced the top-seeded Kohawks and were held to three runs on six hits, but committed three costly errors in the loss. Designated hitter Thomas Kempf found his niche in Veterans Memorial Stadium by ending the game 3-4 at the plate with an RBI.

The #4-seeded Spartans will once again face the #5-seeded Dutch who knocked out the #6-seeded Loras Duhawks in Thursday's elimination game by a 7-3 score. Central used three pitchers who allowed three runs on 10 hits to collect the win.

American Rivers Conference Tournament Schedule:

Game 1 - 11 a.m. #4 Dubuque -6, #5 Central -3 at Daniels Park GAME 1 MOVED TO MT. MERCY UNIVERSITY
Game 2 - 11a.m. #3 Luther -11, #6 Loras -1 (7inn.) at Veterans Memorial Stadium
Game 3 - 2 p.m. #2 Buena Vista -1, #3 Luther -0
Game 4 - 5 p.m. #1 Coe College -10, #4 Dubuque -3
Game 5 - 8 p.m. #5 Central -7 vs #6 Loras -3 (elimination game)

Game 6 - 1 p.m. #1 Coe vs. #2 Buena Vista
Game 7 - 4 p.m. #4 Dubuque vs. Game #5 Central (elimination game)
Game 8 - 7 p.m. #3 Luther vs. Game 7 winner 
(Exception: If one of the game 3 or 4 losers has already had a bye, that team will play in Game 7, regardless of seed.)

Game 9 - 10 a.m. Game 8 winner vs. Game 6 loser
Game 10 - 1 p.m. Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner
Game 11 - 4 p.m. Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner (if necessary)

The winner of the double-elimination tournament receives the American Rivers Conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships. The Regional round takes place May 16-20 followed by the 16-team Super Regional round the following weekend. Eight teams will emerge from the Super Regional round to line up at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium for the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship May 31-June 5. The American Rivers Conference and the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins), will host the Division III College World Series from 2019 through 2022. To purchase tickets or find out more information on the 2019 NCAA Division III College World Series visit the championship page by CLICKING HERE.
American Rivers Conference Ticket Information:
Single-­day tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students with a college ID or younger. American Rivers Conference faculty and staff may present their IDs for free admission as well. An “All­-Sessions” pass is available as well at a price of $16.00 for adults and $8.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Kernels office at 319.363.3887.