IWU Baseball Scores Eight in the 8th to Rally Past MVNU

by | May 2, 2017 | Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

UPLAND, Ind. — Eight Wildcats scored in the decisive 8th inning as Indiana Wesleyan baseball rallied to beat Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 13-7 in the final Crossroads League game of the season. IWU smashed three home runs and touted 14 hits on an extremely windy day in Upland.
GAME VITALS

  • Result:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Mount Vernon Nazarene, 13-7
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 26-27, 12-15 Crossroads League   |   Mount Vernon Nazarene 32-22, 14-13 Crossroads League
  • Location:   Winterholter Field   |   Taylor University   |   Upland, Indiana

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mount Vernon Nazarene scored six times in the 4th inning to chase IWU starting pitcher Tim Olvaney and led 6-2.
  • Indiana Wesleyan trailed 7-5 heading into the bottom of the 8th inning. IWU scored eight times in the inning with all eight runs being unearned following a two out error by SS Brandt Miller. Brandon Shaffer came through with the go-ahead RBI single and Andrew Breytenbach followed with a 3-run home run.
  • The game was played at Winterholter Field at Taylor University following heavy rains all weekend that made Wildcat Field unplayable. It was quite windy at the game with 20-25 MPH winds and many gusts well over 40 MPH. The wind was blowing straight out.
  • The Cougars held a 17-14 advantage in hits.

GAME STATS

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan travels to Celina, Ohio on Wednesday for a non-league doubleheader at Wright State-Lake (Ohio). First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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