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Central Baseball Defeats Simpson

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

Joel Pulliam pitched eight strong innings and the offense showed significant signs of improvement Wednesday afternoon, as the Central College baseball team rocked Simpson College 12-3 in Pella.  The Central offense pounded out ten hits en route to avenging a pair of losses to the Storm a week ago.  

Pulliam, meanwhile, was steady on the hill, scattering seven hits and striking out seven while walking none to improve his record to 3-2.  Dirk Lindaman struck out two batters in the ninth to record the save.  

After going up 2-0 in the third inning, the Dutch found themselves trailing when Simpson put up three runs in the fifth inning; but responded with a six-run sixth inning to put the game away.  

Central is now 14-10 overall and 4-5 in the Iowa Conference, with a three-game series against Dubuque beginning on Friday at the Kuyper Athletics Complex in Pella.