OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Muscatine Community College's baseball team's bats couldn't get turned around to avoid an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference sweep on Monday.
Indian Hills finished the four-game series with 3-2 and 5-1 wins.
The Warriors (21-27, 9-11 ICCAC) held the Cardinals to 10 hits across the two games on Monday, and a total of just 16 hits in the four games.
"We just couldn't hit the ball," MCC coach Dave Barb said. "We leave eight, nine guys on base in a game. We can't do that."
MCC (22-27, 5-15) fell behind 3-0 in the first game on Monday but rallied with two runs in the top of the sixth on a one-out single from Phil Langlois.
After having only two baserunners reach leading up to the sixth inning, Langlois and Diego Iribarren would be left in scoring position as the Warriors escaped the jam and got a perfect seventh inning from Jacob Thiessen to seal the win.
Raul Padilla had two hits in each of Monday's games for the Cardinals, who led 1-0 in the nightcap heading into the bottom of the fifth. In that inning, Indian Hills put up five runs, four of them unearned, and cruised to a sweep.
Two walks, a hit batsmen and two MCC errors allowed the Warriors to run away with the ugly win.
"We hit it better in that last game but only get one run and we can't win doing that," Barb said. "We basically gave them that second game."
The program's final nonconference game is scheduled for Wednesday in Galesburg against Carl Sandburg College before its final home stand against Iowa Western in a four-game ICCAC series starting Saturday.