The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) baseball team split a doubleheader against Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) May 1 at the DMACC baseball diamond.
The Bears took the opener, 10-9, and lost the second game, 7-5, after the game was called at the end of five innings because of darkness.
The split gives the Bears a 21-25 record.
Sophomore Matt Krambeck of Omaha, Neb., hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to give DMACC the win in the opener. The Bears led 9-4 after five innings, but IHCC tallied five runs in the top of the sixth to draw even at 9-9.
Krambeck paced DMACC's 15-hit attack with four hits, including a double to go with his home run. He drove in four runs and freshman Austin Murr of Denmark Township, Minn., came away with three RBIs. Freshmen Calen Schwabe of Thompson, N.D., Robbie McCargar of West Des Moines, Jakob Richardson of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Evan Salmon of Urbandale had two hits apiece in the win and freshman Jacob Pinkerton of Beatrice, Neb., drove in two runs.
Freshman Henry Ristvedt of Savage, Minn., pitched the first two and two-thirds innings for DMACC, allowing four runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked two. Sophomore Luke Longmuir of Cottage Grove, Minn., also worked two and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on one hit with a strikeout and two walks. Freshman Janier Puente of Perry got the win, his first decision of the season, behind two-thirds of an inning on the mound in which he allowed one run on one hit. Freshman Sam Laakso of Duluth, Minn., recorded his third save of the season, pitching one inning and allowing one hit.
Freshmen Austin Weiler of Olathe, Kan., Ramon Vega of Buffalo, Minn., and Misael Sanchez of Allentown, Penn., hit solo home runs for DMACC in the second game. Weiler also had an RBI double in the game and Puente drove in a run with a double in the fifth inning.
The game was tied at 3-3 after DMACC scored a run in the bottom of the fourth, but IHCC came back with four runs in the top of the fifth and limited the Bears to a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to come away with the win.
Freshman Carlos Eusebio of Coral Springs, Fla., pitched the first three innings for DMACC, allowing three runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked three. Laakso worked an inning and a third and suffered his second loss of the season against one win. He allowed one run on one hit and struck out one batter. Pinkerton worked two-thirds of an inning, allowing three runs on three hits and walking one batter.
The DMACC baseball team closes out the regular season with doubleheaders against Northeast (Neb.) Community College (NECC) May 4 and 5 at the DMACC baseball diamond. The Bears are 7-15 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) while NECC is 16-33-1 overall and 5-19 in conference play.