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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:00 am

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Tech, Huntington baseball lose

Journal Gazette

The good news is both get another day to keep their hopes of making the World Series alive. 

Indiana Tech fell to No. 3 Oklahoma Wesleyan 15-14 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Huntington fell 3-0 to Faulkner in Montgomery, Alabama.

Oklahoma Wesleyan cinched the 3-hour, 50-minute game in the bottom of the ninth. With Indiana Tech having moved outfielder Rico Caravalho toward second base to have five infielders defend with one out and the bases loaded, Hunter Henry hit the ball to second baseman Chris Gaynor, who threw home for a forceout. But Tighe Koehring's throw to third was low and got past Matt Bandor, allowing Trevor Achenbach to score for the victory.

Bandor was 4 for 5 with two RBI for Indiana Tech (42-13), which will play either Midland or Bryan in an elimination game at 2 p.m. today. Caravalho was 3 for 5 with a home run and Gaynor was also 3 for 5 with two RBI, as the teams combined for 35 hits.

Oklahoma Wesleyan (50-9), the top-seeded team, scored seven unanswered runs to get the victory.

In Montgomery, top-seeded Faulkner's Ivan Pelaez faced just 15 batters, giving up three hits in 8-1/3 innings.

Huntington pitcher D.J. Moore worked 61/3 innings and gave up six hits and two runs.

Today, Huntington will face Truett McConnell.

– Journal Gazette