(Crookston, Minn.)- After playing seven games in each of the past two weeks, the University of Minnesota, Crookston Baseball team scales back on their schedule with only three games this week. The quality of the competition remains solid though as the Golden Eagles face perennial NAIA power Jamestown College in a non-conference game on Tuesday, April 20 and the University of Minnesota Duluth in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) doubleheader on Wednesday, April 21. All games will be played at Crookston's Jim Karn Field. First pitch for the Jamestown College game is scheduled for 4 p.m. The doubleheader with the University of Minnesota Duluth will begin at 2 p.m.
U of M, Crookston has continued to improve its quality of play going 1-6 last week. The Golden Eagles captured a thrilling 21-13 non-conference victory at Concordia-Moorhead on Thursday. U of M, Crookston fell behind 9-0 before tying the game 11-11 with a pair of two-run homeruns in the top of the eighth inning. The Golden Eagles proceeded to explode for ten runs in the top of the ninth to gain the victory.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston has an overall record of 3-36 and NSIC record of 0-24. They are led by David Lovly (Sr, OF, Goodridge, Minn.) who is hitting .330 (37-for-112) with five runs batted in (RBI) and 20 runs scored. He also has stolen 12 bases. Devin Croal (So, SS, Coon Rapids, Minn.) is hitting .328 with (39-for-119) with 18 RBI and 14 runs scored. Josh Kraby (Fr, OF/3B, Glencoe, Minn.) is hitting .300 (30-for-100) with 15 RBI and 14 runs scored.
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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).