NIACC splits with Iowa Western

COUNCIL BLUFFS - The NIACC baseball team split a doubleheader with Iowa Western on Sunday.

Iowa Western won the first game 4-0 behind the strength of starting pitcher Indigo Diaz, who held the Trojans scoreless for 5 1/3 innings and allowing three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

NIACC managed the Sunday split with a 5-2 win in the second game. The Trojans' Spencer Chirpich (1-2) went the distance allowing two runs (1 earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

NIACC scored one run in the fourth inning and plated two runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Daniel Nikitovic and Fox Leum both collected two hits for the Trojans.

Iowa Western scored a single run in the seventh inning to win Saturday's suspended game, 5-4.

NIACC (8-11) opens ICCAC play Saturday and Sunday in a four-game series at Southeastern. The Saturday twinbill starts at 3 p.m. and the Sunday doubleheader begins at noon.


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