The Cornerstone University baseball team won two games at home today against Indiana Wesleyan University behind two outstanding pitching performances.
The Golden Eagles won game one 9-2. Kyle Marburger started and earned the win by pitching five innings of one hit ball. He gave up one earned run, walked two, and struck out two. He induced ten ground balls on a day with the wind blowing out 15-20 miles-per-hour. Justin Geerts pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
The Cornerstone offense broke out with 14 hits in game one. Travis Gordon led the offense by reaching base on four of his five plate appearances. Zach Bohl was 3-3 with 2 RBI and two runs scored. Both Nick Covello and Johnny Abbadusky had two hits.
Game two was much closer as Cornerstone pushed a few runs across late to beat Indiana Wesleyan 3-0. Luke Heller started and pitched six innings of shutout ball to earn the win. He gave up four hits and one walk while striking out three. Brandon Willard pitched the 7th to earn his first save of 2014.
Both teams were scoreless until the bottom of the 5th inning when Travis Gordon launched a solo homer over the right field fence to get Cornerstone on the board. Tommy Enslen was 2-3 with an RBI. Zach Harbison and Sonny Mastromatteo scored runs in the 6th inning to provide a little insurance for the Golden Eagles.
The two wins move Cornerstone to 10-6 on the year and drop Indiana Wesleyan to 1-11. The Golden Eagles will host Indiana Wesleyan again tomorrow at noon for one nine inning game at DeWitt Field.