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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:00 am

In The News

Indiana Tech wins, Huntington loses

The No. 23-ranked Indiana Tech baseball team defeated Lyon College, 8-3, Monday in the opening game of the Williamsburg Bracket in the NAIA Opening Round at Doyle Buhl Stadium in Williamsburg, Ky.

The Scots took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, scoring all three runs with two outs. Tech had its own two-out rally in the fourth as Spencer McGhee and Javier Castaneda reached with two outs and scored on back-to-back singles from Jake Ritson and Jashaun Simon to cut the deficit to 3-2.

McGhee tied the game up in the next inning with a two-out single while an errant throw from the Scots' second baseman allowed Branson Dossen to score and put the Warriors up 4-3. Ritson broke the game up in the seventh with a two-out double to clear the bases.

Landon Bloir came on in relief in the second inning, giving up just three hits in 7 1/3 innings for the win.

Ritson went 3 for 4 with four RBI while Reese Olden had three hits and scored two runs.

Tech (39-14-1) plays at 3:30 p.m. today at Doyle Buhl Stadium.

Also, Huntington lost to British Columbia (30-20) 7-5 in the Foresters opening round of the tournament in Macon,Georgia. Huntington (26-15) had a big fourth inning, tallying four runs, but it wasn't enough. Caleb Landrum took the loss for Huntington. The Foresters will play Middle Georgia State in an elimination game at 11 a.m. today.

– Journal Gazette