FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The Martin Luther College baseball team secured its most successful early season trip to Florida in program history with a doubleheader split against Marywood Tuesday.
Joe Janke was the winning pitcher in game two of a double header against Marywood
The win gave MLC four wins on the trip, surpassing the previous high of three set back in 2005.
The Knights lost game one 1-0 despite a good pitching performance by starter Andrew Nemmers.
Nemmers allowed one run in the first inning, and then shut down Marywood the rest of the way, striking out four and allowing four walks in a complete game. With the loss, he dropped to 1-1 on the season.
The Knights were outhit 7-6 for the game, with Jake Ziel leading the way for MLC with a pair of singles.
MLC won the second game 4-2 thanks to another strong pitching performance.
Joe Janke went all seven innings for MLC on the mound, striking out six and allowing only one earned run on six hits to improve his record to 1-0 on the season.
MLC did all of its scoring in the second and third innings, scoring twice in both frames. Nemmers was the team's top hitter with two hits, including a leadoff double to start the third inning rally. Joe Schmudlach also hit a double for MLC in the game.
MLC's record moved to 4-3 overall on the season with the split.
The Knights will close their Florida trip with one game at 9 a.m. today against Penn State Behrend.