Bats Held In Check in Season Opener

Feb 21, 2020

Box Score

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Dubuque baseball team opened the 2020 season in Louisville, Kentucky, where they were quieted by the Spalding Eagles, 8-0.

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
Dubuque, Univ. of,.. 000 000 000 -  0  5  3
Spalding............ 200 013 11X -  8  9  0


How It Happened
-The Spartans got off to a shaky start, allowing the Spalding Eagles to plate two runs in the bottom half of the first off of just one hit, to put UD in hole early.
-Justin Jensen recorded the first base knock of the season for the Spartans in the top of the fourth inning with a two-out single but left stranded.
-After Spalding plated one run in the fifth, the Spartans had a rally going in the top of the sixth as the first two batters reached, however, the Spartans were not able to get any of the runners past second base.
-The Eagles broke the game open with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, and one in each of the seventh and eighth innings to limit any chance of a Spartan comeback.
-In the ninth, Jensen and Kellen Mitchell both singled to begin the inning, but the Eagles put out the fire again to keep UD off the board.  

At the Plate
Justin Jensen: 2-4, 2 singles
Daulton Kvenvold: 1-3, 2B

On the Mound
Jordan Nelson (L, 0-1): 5.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Edward Rosas: 1.1 IP, 1 H , 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Tyler Milford: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Up Next
The Spartans continue at the Derby City Classic on Saturday, taking on Aurora at 11 a.m. and Ohio Northern 2:30 p.m.