February 22, 2013
For Immediate Release
Berea, Ky. – The Indiana Tech baseball team could not overcome five errors as they lost to Spring Arbor University 11-7 on Friday at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.
The loss dropped the Warriors to 0-4 while Spring Arbor notched the win in their first game of the season.
The Cougars did all their damage with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, scoring four unearned runs to take the early lead.
Tech got one run back in the second, but the Cougars took a commanding lead in their half of the third. The Warriors had only given up one run in the inning and were one out away from retiring the side before Spring Arbor plated four more runs with two outs to pull ahead 9-1.
Adam Crall delivered an RBI triple in the sixth, and eventually came around to score on an RBI groundout by Zach Sailors to cut the deficit to 9-3. However, the Cougars rallied with two outs again in the bottom half of the frame to push two more runs across.
The Warriors refused to go down without a fight though scoring four runs on three hits in the seventh, but it was too little, too late as Spring Arbor would hold on for the win.
Four of Tech’s seven hits went for extra bases, including doubles by Justin Kalusa and Ignatius Mackenzie while Crall and Ken Jarrett ripped triples. Sailors finished the afternoon with three RBI.
Senior hurler Aaron Lewellyn took the loss giving up eight runs, four earned in 2.2 innings of work. Josh Flory worked three innings of relief surrendering two runs on four hits while striking out two.
The Warriors are right back in action tomorrow for a pair of games. Tech will face Spring Arbor again at 2 p.m. followed by a tilt with Berea beginning at 5 p.m.
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