MARION, Ind. – Baseball defeated equally the #2 Indiana Wesleyan and the #1 Oklahoma Wesleyan to continue to be alive in the NAIA Opening Round.
Sport 1: vs. #2 Indiana Wesleyan
The Warriors were being the dwelling group in their match up from #2 Indiana Wesleyan these days. Tech began the match with Trevor Patterson earning a stroll to get on base before being bunted to second by Jake Ritson. Patterson was on 2nd with two outs when Spenser McGhee hit a ball deep in excess of the fence to rating two and give the Warriors a 2- direct.
The Wildcats responded just about instantly in the best of the 2nd with two operates to tie the video game 2-2 and then took a 4-2 direct right after scoring two far more operates in the prime of the 3rd inning.
In the bottom of the fifth, McGhee started the motion with a double to deep centerfield with two outs. Ashtin Moxey recorded a foundation hit to set runners on initially and third. Moxey stole 2nd with Mike Snyder at the plate. Snyder put a ball in enjoy that scored McGhee to get Tech inside of a single (4-3).
In the bottom of the seventh, Yeshua Saint got the bats rolling for Tech with a solitary to still left centerfield right before advancing to second. Saint tagged up on McGhee’s fly out to put himself on 3rd with a person out. Moxey hit a single that scored Saint before Snyder stepped up to the plate to hit a two-operate homerun around the leftfield fence. The Warriors took the direct 6-4 with just two innings remaining to enjoy.
Indiana Wesleyan scored a single operate in the top of the eighth in advance of Tech went on a scoring spree in the base of the inning. The Warriors recorded 6 hits in the base of the inning and scored five runs to just take an 11-5 direct. In the leading of the ninth, the Warriors experienced a pop out, ground out and a big strikeout by Jared Maxfield to generate the 11-6 upset win to reduce #2 Indiana Wesleyan from the opening round.
Maxfield earned the earn on the mound pitching the final 5 innings with 7 strikeouts with Saint pitching the 1st four innings of the match with a few strikeouts. Moxey was 4-for-5 at the plate with two runs and one RBI while McGhee was 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs.
Activity 2: vs. #1 Oklahoma Wesleyan
The Warriors remained the dwelling team for the 2nd video game of the working day and experienced a slow start out to the 2nd video game. Oklahoma Wesleyan jumped out early with 4 runs in the major of the initial inning. Tech battled again and in the base of the initial inning leadoff batter Moxey got the ball rolling with a double to deep appropriate centerfield. Ritson then singled down the leftfield line before Saint gained a walk at the plate to load the bases with no outs. The Eagles recorded two outs before Snyder hit a one to rating both Moxey and Ritson to put the Warriors inside of two (4-2) after the initially inning.
In the base of the second inning the Warriors had Jacob Daftari make it to to start with foundation and then advanced to 2nd before Moxey earned a stroll. With runners on to start with and 2nd with two outs, Saint hit a ball to shallow centerfield that scored Daftari. McGhee then doubled to appropriate discipline to score Moxey and tie the activity 4-4.
Tech arrived alive in the bottom of the fourth scoring 7 operates with eight hits. 6 of the runs were being scored on two outs. The Eagles tried using to bounce back and scored two in the major of the fifth before Christian De Los Santos hit a solo dwelling operate in the bottom of the fifth for Tech to direct 12-6.
Oklahoma Wesleyan then scored a few more in the prime of the seventh to get inside of a few (12-9) with just two innings remaining to enjoy. The Warriors experienced a different solo homer from Snyder in the bottom of the eighth for their 13th run of the game. The Eagles attempted a comeback in the major of the ninth scoring two runs ahead of the Warriors sealed the upset earn about the #1 seed in the opening spherical.
McGhee earned the get on the mound for the Warriors pitching 5.1 innings with five strikeouts while Martin Eckard pitched 1.2 innings with three strikeouts and Kris Massey pitched for 2. innings with just one strikeout. Saint was 3-for-4 at the plate with 1 tun and two RBIs while Moxey went 2-for-4 with a few operates.
The Warriors have now forced a last recreation of the NAIA Opening Round at Marion wherever they will confront the #1 Oklahoma Wesleyan at 11 a.m. tomorrow to see which group innovations to the Planet Sequence.