The Cornerstone University baseball team split its games today against Indiana Tech on a sunny day in Grand Rapids. A win in the final game of the four game series helped the Golden Eagles avoid a sweep.
Cornerstone lost game one 11-2. The Golden Eagles had seven hits and four errors in the losing effort.
Brandon Willard started on the mound and struggled to get through three innings. He gave up eight runs, all earned, on six hits and three walks. Luke Heller entered in the fourth inning and was fantastic in relief. In four innings he gave up one hit and no runs. Jon Knapp pitched the final two innings and gave up three runs, one earned, in his first appearance after a leg injury.
Freshman shortstop Geren Albury went 2-4 on the day. Sophomore center fielder Tommy Enslen drove in both of the Golden Eagles' runs with two singles.
In the second game, Cornerstone defeated Indiana Tech 5-2.
David Mitroff started on the mound for Cornerstone and earned the win. In five innings he gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits, five walks, and one strikeout. Justin Geerts came on in relief and earned the save going two innings and giving up zero runs, zero hits, and zero walks with four strikeouts.
Junior catcher Zach Harbison led the offensive attack going 3-3 with one run and two RBI. Ryan Harris came on late to pinch hit and had a single, scored a run, and drove in a run.
The win brings the Cornerstone record to 8-13. The Golden Eagles will play again April 3rd at Aquinas for a double header at 2:00.