BURLINGTON — The New London baseball team hit a bump in the road on Monday night in a Southeast Iowa Super Conference road game at Notre Dame. The Nikes shut down their South Division rivals, 14-1, in five innings.
New London had trouble scoring against Notre Dame starter Mitchell Brent, who was magnificent over his five innings of work.
The Nikes scored a run in the first and four in the third to take an early 5-0 lead. New London cut that lead to 5-1 when Kooper Schulte knocked in Josh Catala.
The bottom of the fourth inning spelled doom for the Tigers. Notre Dame batted around in the fourth frame, putting up nine runs to blow the game wide open. After taking a 14-1 lead, Brent and the Nikes shut down New London in the top of the fifth to win via 10-run rule.
New London had just two hits on the night. Schulte went 1-for-2 with a single and an RBI, and Carter Allen was 1-for-2 with a single.
Seth Bailey took the loss on the mound, going 3.1 innings and giving up seven earned runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out two batters. Shae Summerfield came in to throw the final two outs of the fourth. He gave up seven runs, all unearned, on four hits. He also hit two batters.
New London is now 6-3 overall but just 1-2 in South Division play. They are scheduled to make up their road game at Danville tonight (Wednesday).