The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) baseball team split a doubleheader against Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) May 1 at the DMACC baseball diamond.


The Bears took the opener, 10-9, and lost the second game, 7-5, after the game was called at the end of five innings because of darkness.


The split gives the Bears a 21-25 record.


Freshman Henry Ristvedt of Savage, Minn., pitched the first two and two-thirds innings for DMACC, allowing four runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked two. Sophomore Luke Longmuir of Cottage Grove, Minn., also worked two and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on one hit with a strikeout and two walks. Freshman Janier Puente of Perry got the win, his first decision of the season, behind two-thirds of an inning on the mound in which he allowed one run on one hit. Freshman Sam Laakso of Duluth, Minn., recorded his third save of the season, pitching one inning and allowing one hit.


Freshmen Austin Weiler of Olathe, Kan., Ramon Vega of Buffalo, Minn., and Misael Sanchez of Allentown, Penn., hit solo home runs for DMACC in the second game. Weiler also had an RBI double in the game and Puente drove in a run with a double in the fifth inning.


The DMACC baseball team closes out the regular season with doubleheaders against Northeast (Neb.) Community College (NECC) May 4 and 5 at the DMACC baseball diamond. The Bears are 7-15 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) while NECC is 16-33-1 overall and 5-19 in conference play.