Home Runs Galore as IWU Baseball Slams Grace

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MARION, Ind. — Indiana Wesleyan baseball scored 39 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Grace (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Field. Nine Wildcats combined to hit 10 home runs in 27-5 and 12-4 victories over the Lancers.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Game 1:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 27-5
  • Game 2:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 12-4
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 18-13, 4-1 Crossroads League   |   Grace 10-13, 2-4 Crossroads League
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – Not ranked   |   Grace – Not ranked
  • Location:   Wildcat Field   |   Indiana Wesleyan University   |   Marion, Indiana

GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indiana Wesleyan scored 17 runs in the first three innings. IWU capped the explosive stretch with a nine run 3rd inning.
  • Wapahani High School grads and Indiana Wesleyan freshmen Hayden Castor and Grant Thompson each hit a grand slam. Thompson hit his in the 2nd inning while Castor followed with one in the 3rd inning.
  • Indiana Wesleyan outhit Grace 24-5 as nine Wildcats recorded a hit. Seven players produced multi-hit efforts.
  • The 27 runs is the most for IWU since a 27-0 win at Ecclesia (Ark.) in the 2016 opener on February 12, 2016.
  • Jordan Wharton:  3-for-5, BB, HR, 3 RBI, 5 R
  • Brandon Shaffer:  3-for-5, 2 BB, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R
  • Caleb Eder:  4-for-5, 2 BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
  • Brady West:  3-for-5, BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R
  • Grant Thompson:  2-for-4, GS, 2B, 4 RBI, 2R
  • Hayden Castor:  4-for-6, GS, 6 RBI
  • Ryan Bixler:  3-for-6, HR, 2 R
  • Kyle Hall:  2.0 IP, W, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K

GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game two was a non-league game.
  • Grace plated three runs in the 1st inning and held that lead until the 3rd inning. Indiana Wesleyan put a six spot on the scoreboard in the 3rd and added three runs in each of the 4th and 5th innings for a 12-3 advantage.
  • Brandon Shaffer:  3-for-4, RBI, R
  • Andrew Breytenbach:  1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
  • Hayden Castor:  2-for-4, RBI, R
  • Tanner Killian:  1-for-3, BB, HR, 3 RBI
  • Blaine Reed:  1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI
  • Shea Durham:  1-for-2, BB, HR, RBI, 2 R

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan battles Huntington (Ind.) in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. on Monday. The Crossroads League games will be played at Wildcat Field.MARION, Ind. — Indiana Wesleyan baseball scored 39 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Grace (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Field. Nine Wildcats combined to hit 10 home runs in 27-5 and 12-4 victories over the Lancers.

    GAME VITALS
    • Game 1: Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 27-5
    • Game 2: Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 12-4
    • Records: Indiana Wesleyan 18-13, 4-1 Crossroads League | Grace 10-13, 2-4 Crossroads League
    • NAIA Top- 25 Rank: Indiana Wesleyan – Not ranked | Grace – Not ranked
    • Location: Wildcat Field | Indiana Wesleyan University | Marion, Indiana

    GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
    • Indiana Wesleyan scored 17 runs in the first three innings. IWU capped the explosive stretch with a nine run 3rd inning.
    • Wapahani High School grads and Indiana Wesleyan freshmen Hayden Castor and Grant Thompson each hit a grand slam. Thompson hit his in the 2nd inning while Castor followed with one in the 3rd inning.
    • Indiana Wesleyan outhit Grace 24-5 as nine Wildcats recorded a hit. Seven players produced multi-hit efforts.
    • The 27 runs is the most for IWU since a 27-0 win at Ecclesia (Ark.) in the 2016 opener on February 12, 2016.
    • Jordan Wharton: 3-for-5, BB, HR, 3 RBI, 5 R
    • Brandon Shaffer: 3-for-5, 2 BB, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R
    • Caleb Eder: 4-for-5, 2 BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
    • Brady West: 3-for-5, BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R
    • Grant Thompson: 2-for-4, GS, 2B, 4 RBI, 2R
    • Hayden Castor: 4-for-6, GS, 6 RBI
    • Ryan Bixler: 3-for-6, HR, 2 R
    • Kyle Hall: 2.0 IP, W, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K

    GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
    • Game two was a non-league game.
    • Grace plated three runs in the 1st inning and held that lead until the 3rd inning. Indiana Wesleyan put a six spot on the scoreboard in the 3rd and added three runs in each of the 4th and 5th innings for a 12-3 advantage.
    • Brandon Shaffer: 3-for-4, RBI, R
    • Andrew Breytenbach: 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
    • Hayden Castor: 2-for-4, RBI, R
    • Tanner Killian: 1-for-3, BB, HR, 3 RBI
    • Blaine Reed: 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI
    • Shea Durham: 1-for-2, BB, HR, RBI, 2 R

    NEXT TIME OUT
    • Indiana Wesleyan battles Huntington (Ind.) in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. on Monday. The Crossroads League games will be played at Wildcat Field.MARION, Ind. — Indiana Wesleyan baseball scored 39 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Grace (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Field. Nine Wildcats combined to hit 10 home runs in 27-5 and 12-4 victories over the Lancers.

     

    GAME VITALS

    • Game 1:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 27-5
    • Game 2:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 12-4
    • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 18-13, 4-1 Crossroads League   |   Grace 10-13, 2-4 Crossroads League
    • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – Not ranked   |   Grace – Not ranked
    • Location:   Wildcat Field   |   Indiana Wesleyan University   |   Marion, Indiana

    GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS

    • Indiana Wesleyan scored 17 runs in the first three innings. IWU capped the explosive stretch with a nine run 3rd inning.
    • Wapahani High School grads and Indiana Wesleyan freshmen Hayden Castor and Grant Thompson each hit a grand slam. Thompson hit his in the 2nd inning while Castor followed with one in the 3rd inning.
    • Indiana Wesleyan outhit Grace 24-5 as nine Wildcats recorded a hit. Seven players produced multi-hit efforts.
    • The 27 runs is the most for IWU since a 27-0 win at Ecclesia (Ark.) in the 2016 opener on February 12, 2016.
    • Jordan Wharton:  3-for-5, BB, HR, 3 RBI, 5 R
    • Brandon Shaffer:  3-for-5, 2 BB, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R
    • Caleb Eder:  4-for-5, 2 BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
    • Brady West:  3-for-5, BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R
    • Grant Thompson:  2-for-4, GS, 2B, 4 RBI, 2R
    • Hayden Castor:  4-for-6, GS, 6 RBI
    • Ryan Bixler:  3-for-6, HR, 2 R
    • Kyle Hall:  2.0 IP, W, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K

    GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS

    • Game two was a non-league game.
    • Grace plated three runs in the 1st inning and held that lead until the 3rd inning. Indiana Wesleyan put a six spot on the scoreboard in the 3rd and added three runs in each of the 4th and 5th innings for a 12-3 advantage.
    • Brandon Shaffer:  3-for-4, RBI, R
    • Andrew Breytenbach:  1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
    • Hayden Castor:  2-for-4, RBI, R
    • Tanner Killian:  1-for-3, BB, HR, 3 RBI
    • Blaine Reed:  1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI
    • Shea Durham:  1-for-2, BB, HR, RBI, 2 R

    NEXT TIME OUT

    • Indiana Wesleyan battles Huntington (Ind.) in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. on Monday. The Crossroads League games will be played at Wildcat Field.MARION, Ind. — Indiana Wesleyan baseball scored 39 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Grace (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Field. Nine Wildcats combined to hit 10 home runs in 27-5 and 12-4 victories over the Lancers.

       

      GAME VITALS

      • Game 1:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 27-5
      • Game 2:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Grace, 12-4
      • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 18-13, 4-1 Crossroads League   |   Grace 10-13, 2-4 Crossroads League
      • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – Not ranked   |   Grace – Not ranked
      • Location:   Wildcat Field   |   Indiana Wesleyan University   |   Marion, Indiana

      GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS

      • Indiana Wesleyan scored 17 runs in the first three innings. IWU capped the explosive stretch with a nine run 3rd inning.
      • Wapahani High School grads and Indiana Wesleyan freshmen Hayden Castor and Grant Thompson each hit a grand slam. Thompson hit his in the 2nd inning while Castor followed with one in the 3rd inning.
      • Indiana Wesleyan outhit Grace 24-5 as nine Wildcats recorded a hit. Seven players produced multi-hit efforts.
      • The 27 runs is the most for IWU since a 27-0 win at Ecclesia (Ark.) in the 2016 opener on February 12, 2016.
      • Jordan Wharton:  3-for-5, BB, HR, 3 RBI, 5 R
      • Brandon Shaffer:  3-for-5, 2 BB, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R
      • Caleb Eder:  4-for-5, 2 BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
      • Brady West:  3-for-5, BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R
      • Grant Thompson:  2-for-4, GS, 2B, 4 RBI, 2R
      • Hayden Castor:  4-for-6, GS, 6 RBI
      • Ryan Bixler:  3-for-6, HR, 2 R
      • Kyle Hall:  2.0 IP, W, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K

      GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS

      • Game two was a non-league game.
      • Grace plated three runs in the 1st inning and held that lead until the 3rd inning. Indiana Wesleyan put a six spot on the scoreboard in the 3rd and added three runs in each of the 4th and 5th innings for a 12-3 advantage.
      • Brandon Shaffer:  3-for-4, RBI, R
      • Andrew Breytenbach:  1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
      • Hayden Castor:  2-for-4, RBI, R
      • Tanner Killian:  1-for-3, BB, HR, 3 RBI
      • Blaine Reed:  1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI
      • Shea Durham:  1-for-2, BB, HR, RBI, 2 R

      NEXT TIME OUT

      • Indiana Wesleyan battles Huntington (Ind.) in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. on Monday. The Crossroads League games will be played at Wildcat Field.

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