March 10, 2013
For Immediate Release
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New Albany, Ind. – The Indiana Tech baseball team swept a doubleheader against Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday and posted a shutout win against #RV Indiana University-Southeast on Sunday to run their winning streak to six games.
After dropping the first four games of the season, three against the NAIA’s top-ranked team, the Warriors now stand at 6-4 overall.
In the first game of Saturday’s twin bill, the Warriors scored two runs in the second and two more in the third to build an early 4-0 lead. That would be all the support senior pitcher Daniel Puckett needed, going the distance allowing no runs while scattering four hits and fanning five.
Justin Kalusa was a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Eric Wald finished 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and two RBI.
In the nightcap, Tech led 8-2 through five innings, but Indiana Wesleyan plated six runs in the sixth to tie the score. After a scoreless seventh, the game would head into extra innings.
The Wildcats pulled ahead 11-8 in the eighth inning, but the Warriors answered with three runs in the bottom half of the frame to pull even. Zach Sailors tossed a scoreless ninth while the Tech offense came through in the bottom of the inning with a clutch two out single to drive in the winning run.
Kalusa continued his hot day at the plate collecting three more hits, including a triple. Ben Christian, Ray Calloway, and Wald also had a multi-hit game.
Christian got the Warriors going early again on Sunday against the Grenadiers of Indiana-Southeast with a solo homerun in the top of the first. Tech added another run in the second on a sac fly by Ignatius Mackenzie.
The Warriors pushed three more runs across in the fourth, highlighted by Christian’s second big fly of the afternoon, this time a two-run shot.
Meanwhile, Josh Miller was spectacular on the mound for the Warriors throwing a complete game shutout allowing just six hits while striking out five.
Tech would add a run in the sixth to go up 6-0 and come away with their sixth consecutive victory.
Christian finished 2-for-3 with two homeruns and three RBI. Bryan Brudi and Kalusa added two hits apiece as well.
Up next, the Warriors will make their annual spring trip to Florida starting with a game at Warner University on Tuesday, Mar. 12. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m.
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