May 1, 2013
For Immediate Release
Grand Rapids, Mich. – Number 200 will be a memorable one for Indiana Tech head coach Kip McWilliams after Jacob Dunnichay delivered a walk-off homerun to power the Warriors to an 8-7 win over Davenport University in the opening round of the WHAC Tournament on Wednesday.
Davenport (35-13) scored seven runs over the final three innings to rally back from a 7-0 deficit, but Dunnichay answered for the Warriors, leading off the bottom of the ninth with a huge blast to right center field.
Coach McWilliams had to wait a little longer than expected to get his 200th career victory after Davenport spoiled Tech’s senior weekend with a four-game sweep, but the Warriors got a bit of redemption knocking off the Panthers on their home field in the first round of conference tournament.
After failing to score in the first three games of the series against Davenport last weekend, the Warriors jumped all over DU starter Danny Sullivan on Wednesday afternoon, scoring a run in each of the first three innings. Tech looked to have put the game away in the fifth when Eric Wald launched a three-run bomb to cap a four run inning.
However, the Panthers clawed their way back into the game plating five runs on four hits in the seventh inning before tallying a run in both the eighth and the ninth to tie the game setting the stage for Dunnichay’s heroics in the bottom half of the inning.
Wald finished 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored while Dunnichay and Ben Christian also scored two times apiece. Aaron Lewellyn earned the win throwing 1.1 innings of relief.
Indiana Tech (29-15) advances to face the tournament’s top-seed Madonna University (34-7) Thursday, May 2 at noon after the Crusaders escaped with an extra-inning victory in their first game.
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