March 16, 2013
For Immediate Release
Ave Maria, Fla. – The Indiana Tech baseball closed out its Florida trip on Saturday with an 8-0 shutout win over Spring Arbor University and rallied back to defeat Ave Maria University 12-9 in extra innings.
The Warriors (10-6) have now won four straight games and 10 of their last 12.
Tech held a slim 2-0 lead after four innings against Spring Arbor, but tacked on a run in the fifth before erupting for five runs in the sixth to put the game away.
Senior pitcher Josh Miller turned in another brilliant start for the Warriors throwing a complete game shutout with six strikeouts. The 6-foot-5 right-hander also held the Cougars hitless through six innings, but a seventh inning single broke up the no-hit bid.
Jake Owens went a perfect 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, and scored two runs. Derek Morgan also went 2-for-2 with two RBI and Adam Crall had a triple with two RBI in the game.
The Warriors trailed Ave Maria 5-1 after two innings in the night cap, but plated three runs in the third and three more in the fourth to take a 7-5 lead.
Ave Maria responded with three runs of their own in the home half of the fourth to retake the lead and added a single run in the fifth to go up by a 9-7 margin.
After a scoreless sixth, the Warriors were down to their final three outs to keep their streak alive. Ray Calloway led off the inning with a base hit and eventually moved around to third. With two outs, Ignatius Mackenzie reached on an infield single and Calloway crossed the plate to get Tech within one. The next batter Ken Jarrett kept the rally going by ripping a single into center. Jacob Dunnichay followed with an RBI hit to tie the game and force extra innings.
Owens led off the ninth with a double to right center. After a sacrifice bunt by Dalton Jones, Jarrett delivered the go-ahead hit driving Owens home with a double. The Warriors would add two insurance runs and hold off the Gyrenes for the win.
Tech pounded out 20 hits in the game. Bryan Brudi collected five of them finishing 5-for-6 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored. Calloway collected two hits, including a triple, and drove in three.
The Warriors return to Fort Wayne to host Rochester College in their home opener on Thursday, Mar. 21. Game one of the double-header is slated for a 2 p.m. start.
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