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Maroon Baseball Rides Big Innings to 11-2 Win Against IWU

Maroon Baseball Rides Big Innings to 11-2 Win Against IWU

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – A pair of four-run innings by the University of Chicago baseball team spurred the Maroons to an 11-2 victory over Illinois Wesleyan University on Wednesday.

UChicago ran its record to 4-4 while the Titans fell to 3-7.

IWU’s starting pitcher struggled to locate his pitches, as he walked four and hit three batters in 2.1 innings. UChicago filled the bases in the first inning, but were unable to push a run across. However, the Maroons loaded the bases once again and plated two in the top of the third thanks to a fielder’s choice by Michael Gladden and a single by Will Benner.

UChicago struck a big blow in the top of the sixth to take a 6-1 lead. Jackson Slipock knocked in two with a single down the right field line. Erik Rindner scored Slipock with a double to left center, and Benner worked a bases-loaded walk to force in another.

Four runs in the eighth and one more in the ninth put a bow on the win. Gladden’s RBI single was soon followed by Truman Pierson‘s two-run double to right center. Jonathan Zeevi made it 10-1 with an RBI groundout. A run-scoring passed ball closed out the scoring.  

UChicago concluded with 11 hits and two errors. The Maroons showed patience at the dish and drew 10 walks on the afternoon. They were also very aggressive on the base paths, going 9-for-9 on steal attempts. Zeevi led the way with three steals while Slipock and Brady Miller notched two steals apiece.

Rindner was a perfect 4-for-4 with one RBI and two doubles. Noah Nelson was 1-for-2 with three walks.

On the pitcher’s mound, Michael Allegri started the opening four innings with one run allowed. Five relievers split up the remainder of the game, including winning pitcher Phil Hogan (2 IP, 2 K). Tyler Sarkisian, Edmund Hogan, Dean Casey and A.J. Horkan also saw action.


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