Tartans Fall to Dayton and Minnesota St
By RYAN COMES
March 12, 2007
In their first game of the season, CMU started Jon Coens against Dayton, a 2006 World Series team and the #7 ranked team in the nation. The Tartans hung close for 2 innings, as steady defense held the strong Dayton offense scoreless, but the offense couldn't shake the rust off to keep up with Dayton later in the game. In the end, the Tartans fell 10-0 in 6 innings, as Coens tired later in the game.
For game 2, Matt Corbett got the start against Minnesota State and pitched well through 4 innings, as the Tartans jumped out to a 4-2 lead behind a 2 run double from Aaron Hernley. Corbett tired in the 5th, however, and yielded 6 runs as Minnesota State broke the game open 8-4. The Tartans threatened in the 7th, putting 2 men on with no outs, but Brian Tabata lined a shot back to the pitcher, who doubled up Corbett at first, effectively ending the threat.