FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Indiana Tech baseball team dominated crosstown rival University of Saint Francis on Friday afternoon as they defeated the Cougars, 21-1, at Warrior Field in a nonconference matchup.
The 21 runs are a season-high for the Warriors as they won their fifth straight game.
Tech started off the scoring right away as they pushed four runs across the plate in the first, with Glen McClain, Tighe Koehring and Ryan Meisenheimer recorded doubles in three consecutive at-bats to make it a 3-0 game. Dante Biagini drew a bases-loaded walk to score Meisenheimer to cap the inning and give the hosts a comfortable lead after the first inning of play.
The scoring onslaught continued into the second as Tech took advantage of five hit batters and three doubles to score nine runs in the frame and increase their lead to 13-0 to give the Warrior pitching staff plenty of cushion as Kip McWilliams had nine different hurlers trot the bump in the thrashing.
All together the Warriors would record 18 hits, 11 hit-batsmen and 10 walks in the rout. Five different players would record a double while Matt Bandor and Koehring legged out triples. McClain, Bobby Bennett and Kelvin Flores all connected on long balls while Bandor, McClain and Meisenheimer collected three RBI’s each.
Tanner Perkins had three strikeouts in his inning of work while Zach Reid, Zach Reinig and Dan Shaw each had two punch-outs apiece.
Tech (19-14) returns to action Monday as they host Lawrence Tech in a doubleheader to kick off a string of 10 games in seven days. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. from Warrior Field.