Baseball: Rain shortens pitchers’ duel between Marquette, St. Bede

Carson Zellers, Gino Ferrari solid in 5-inning suspended contest

Marquette's third baseman Griffin Dobberstein throws out St. Bede's 19 at Masinelli Field on Thursday, April 18, 2024 in Ottawa.

At Masinelli Field in Ottawa, the long-awaited matchup between the Catholic school rivals lived up to the hype, but for only five innings before the scoreless game was suspended because of rain.

Marquette’s Carson Zellers surrendered just two hits – singles by Alan Spencer and Ryan Slingsby – and struck out four through five innings, working out of a first-and-third jam in the fourth with a strikeout.

Meanwhile, the Bruins’ Gino Ferrari allowed three hits with two strikeouts in his stint, permitting two on in the third before he ended the threat. Zellers, Griffin Dobberstein and Grant Dose had the MA hits.

The game could resume Monday when the Crusaders travel to St. Bede for the other half of the home-and-home Tri-County Conference series, but that had not been confirmed as of press time Friday.

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