|Dubuque (15-11, 9-3 IIAC)||0||2||0||3||0||3||0||1||0||9||11||2|
|Coe College (15-10, 8-7 IIAC)||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||2||0||3||7||1|
|Cedar Rapids, Iowa Bill Quinby Field|
|Doug Van Dyke||Winner||-|
|Dubuque||Indv. Stats||Coe College|
|3 Players||Doubles||2 Players (#14,#9)|
|#50 Marquis Dew||Home Runs||None|
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The University of Dubuque scored a pair of early runs Monday and held the lead throughout, as the Spartans beat the Kohawks 9-3 at Bill Quinby Field.
The Spartans scored a pair of runs on three hits in the second inning. In the top of the fourth, Dubuque extended its lead to 5-0 with three runs on two hits and a Kohawk error. With two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Jack Strellner (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) singled through the left side, as he drove in Jordan Kaplan (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) to cut the lead to 5-1.
Dubuque answered in the top of the sixth with three runs on two more hits, taking an 8-1 lead. The Spartans added their final run in the eighth inning on two hits, while leaving the bases loaded. In the bottom of the eighth, Coe scored two runs on two hits. Kevin DeLaney (Coralville, Iowa/West) scored on a wild pitch before Jacob Burns (Gilbert, Ariz./Campo Verde) drove in Thomas Kahle (Glenview, Ill./Northridge Prep) on a sacrifice fly. Coe loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but couldn't push a run across.
DeLaney and Andrew Brierton (Cary, Ill./Cary Grove) led the Kohawks with two hits apiece, as Brierton had his 100th career hit in the loss. Coe was 1-of-10 at the plate with two outs, while going 3-of-15 with runners on base. Ben Jacobson (Ottosen, Iowa/Humboldt) suffered the loss in 3.2 innings pitched, as he dropped to 2-3. Jacobson gave up five runs (four earned) on five hits and a walk. Jack Greene (Marshalltown, Iowa/Marshalltown) gave up four earned runs on five hits and six walks in 4.1 innings, while also striking out five. James Christ (Midlothian, Ill./Breman) tossed the final inning, allowing a hit.
The Kohawks (15-10, 8-7 IIAC) return to action on Tuesday, as they host Monmouth in a doubleheader at Bill Quinby Field at Daniels Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.