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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:20 pm

Indiana Tech eliminated from NAIA baseball postseason


The Indiana Tech baseball team was eliminated from the NAIA tournament with a 14-6 loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan on Thursday in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

The Warriors (44-14) fell behind 4-1 before scoring four runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-4 advantage. Oklahoma Wesleyan (51-10) scored five runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to take control. 

It was Indiana Tech's second loss of the double elimination tournament.

Charlie Sipe was 4 for 5 with two RBI, while Peyton Newsom was 2 for 4 with three RBI. Dante Biagini and Tighe Koehring also had two hits for Tech.

Indiana Tech starting pitcher Cody Kellar (10-5) allowed 12 hits and nine earned runs in four innings before Jacob Gomez gave up five runs, four earned runs and three hits in 2 1/3 innings. 

The Warriors' offense finally cooled off.

On Wednesday, Indiana Tech beat Midland (Nebraska) 25-24 and Oklahoma Wesleyan 18-14. The Warriors were part of an NAIA record for combined runs in the first game.

In the two wins, the Warriors got 43 runs on 48 hits, including 12 home runs.