NIACC wins league-opening series vs. DMACC, 3-1

Aaron Kubal puts down a bunt during the second game of doubleheader on Monday.
Aaron Kubal puts down a bunt during the second game of doubleheader on Monday.

BOONE - The No. 17 NIACC baseball team took the ICCAC season-opening against DMACC, 3-1, on Monday.

After winning the completetion of Sunday's suspended game 4-3 in 14 innings, the Trojans split a twinbill with the rival Bears.

DMACC won the first game 6-2 on the strength of a five-run sixth inning.

The Trojans took the final game of the series 11-3 in seven innings to move its league mark to 3-1.

In the second game, the Trojans' offense was led by sophomore Brandon Michie, who was three for five, including two doubles, with one run scored and three RBIs.

Michie is closing in on becoming the 20th member of NIACC's 100-hit club with 96. Michie is also tied for seventh on the school's career doubles list with 28 and is also tied for seventh with five career triples.

Also for the Trojans, Bryce Ball and Ezequias Encarnacion both drove in two runs.

Tyler Lien gained the win on the mound for NIACC. Lien (3-1) allowed two runs on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in four innings of work.

In the first game, Connor Enochs had a double and a triple and Ball had two hits, including a triple.

NIACC (16-9 overall) is scheduled to return to action at home Wednesday against RCTC. The nonconference twinbill is slated to start at 3 p.m. at Roosevelt Stadium.

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