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Dukes Fall to Mercer, Snap 11 Game Win Streak

Dukes Fall to Mercer, Snap 11 Game Win Streak

Cumberland stumbled on the defensive end in the final innings as the Dukes fell to Mercer County Community College 8-5.  Cumberland allowed three runs in the top of the 8th inning, all scoring on errors, and could not fight back after leading 5-4 entering the eighth frame.

The Dukes started the scoring in the second inning.  Justin Geri scored Dalton Mayberry on a high-chopping ground ball that went just off the glove of the Vikings third-baseman.  The Dukes then added three more runs in the fourth.  John Schoelkopf scored on another Geri single then a Tyler Mixon bloop single scored Geri and catcher Emil Zorrilla.

Mercer County narrowed the gap in the fifth scoring three runs on a solo homerun followed by a two-run shot from Joe Santospago.  The visiting Vikings launched three homeruns in the game. 

With the loss, Cumberland drops to 28-6 overall but the defeat will not affect the Dukes region record that currently sits at 14-3.  They will look to rebound in a conference game at Camden County College on Thursday afternoon.