NIACC, Iowa Central split league twinbill

MASON CITY - NIACC and Iowa Central split a ICCAC baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Roosevelt Field and spilt the four-game series 2-2.

Iowa Central (14-11 overall, 4-4 in the ICCAC) won the first game 5-3 and No. 18 NIACC (18-11 overall, 5-3) won the nightcap 12-8.

In the first game, NIACC's Brandon Michie hit a 3-run home run in the fourth inning for his 100th career hit. Michie became the 20th member of NIACC's 100-hit club.

In the second game, NIACC pounded out 18 hits to score its 12 runs. The Trojans pushed across seven runs in the third inning with eight hits, including a 3-run home run from Mitch Neunborn.

Neunborn was four for four in the second game with two home runs and four RBIs.

Michie collected two hits, including a 2-run home run, with three RBIs. It was the 28th time since the 2013 season that a NIACC player has hit at least two home runs in a game.

Michie now has 102 career hits, which ranks 19th on the school's career list. Michie ranks 19th on the school's career hit list as he passed Brett Guba, who played for NIACC in 2013-14 and ranks 20th with 100 career hits.

Hunter King (2012-13) ranks 18th on the career hit list with 104 career hits.

NIACC returns to action Wednesday in a non-conference doubleheader at home against DCTC. The twinbill starts at 2 p.m. at Roosevelt Field.

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