Doubleheader Sweep By Greyhounds Over Truman Baseball Saturday
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Greyhounds of Indianapolis were able to take both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday by scores of 6-2 and 5-3 and have taken the first three games of the series. The teams will conclude the four-game set on Sunday starting at noon.
Truman led 2-1 after the first in game one. Noah Schrader coaxed a leadoff four-pitch walk and scored on an RBI single to left by Josh Abegg. Jack Goodwin pushed one down the line and plated Abegg for the lead.
Nick Miller started the second with a solo home run to tie things up.
In the third, Macy Holdworth hit a one-out double and following a walk, Dylan Jones laced a double to left center scoring two runners. Jones scored on a single up the middle by Miller and the Greyhounds led 5-2.
The Bulldogs left the sacks loaded in the sixth after reliever Dylan Stutsman got Charlie Kreh to fly out on a 3-2 pitch.
UINDY added an insurance run in the seventh and Strutsman retired the 'Dogs in order to finish off the save.
Kent Frantz went six-plus for Truman but was strapped with his third loss of the season. Jon Crawford got the win in relief for the Greyhounds.
Jones would be the hero again for the Greyhounds in the nightcap.
Truman led 3-2 heading into the seventh as Brendan Trimble got an RBI single for Truman in the first and Schrader hit his second home run of the season with one out in the third for a 2-0 lead.
A double by Storm Joop and a triple by Kyle Orloff knotted things in the fourth.
Kreh hit a "no doubter" on the second pitch he saw in the sixth to put Truman up 3-2. Kory Carter followed with a walk and swiped second. Goodwin tried to advance him to third on a bunt that was ruled both fair and foul be the umpires. After getting together, the ball was ruled foul and Goodwin ended his at bat with a fly out and could not advance the runner. A pair of strikeouts ended the inning.
Truman reliever Tanner Forck put the first two on base via hit batsman and a walk then Joe Kenney moved the runners up with a sac bunt. Kreh made a nifty nab on a hopper to first that held the runners in place for the second out of the inning. Jones was called upon to pinch hit and on an 0-2 pitch found the hole on the left side that scored both runners and gave UINDY the 4-3 lead.
A wild pitch in the eighth allowed an insurance run to score.
Rian Markes pitched six solid innings for Truman and got a no decision. He was able to strand seven Greyhounds on base through the first three innings before UINDY got on the scoreboard.
Michael Schalasky fanned 10 in six innings of work and Stutsman earned his second save of the day.
Courtesy of Truman State Athletics