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Heidelberg v. Illinois Wesleyan

May 29, 2010 - Zach Baker

From a Wisconsin pressbox...

Heidelberg leads 2-0 through three and a  third. Brian Koehl has allowed two hits, and worked out of a bases loaded one out jam in the first.

Heidelberg scored in the third on an RBI groundout by Ricardo Lizcano and a two-out RBI single by Steve Decker.

Brent Kulavic started on the mound for the Titans, and has pitched well to this point. He has had one bad inning. Everything else has been easy.

The Titans tied the game in the fifth after a series of strange events. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Brian Koehl induced a ground ball to second by Kraig Ladd. Heidelberg could only force the runner at second, but the umpire there ruled interference, which put two outs on the board and put the runner who had scored back on third.

But given a chance to escape, Koehl faltered. He threw a wild pitch, then allowed a single to right center by Britt Moore to tie the game. But Koehl got out of the inning.

Then Heidelberg answered.

In the bottom of the fifth, Andrew Buelow was hit by a pitch, then moved to second on a bouncer to the mound. Then Elvin Williams ripped a double down the left field line to score Buelow. Kulavic  worked out of trouble after that.

Brian Koehl worked out of another bases loaded jam in the sixth. The Titans had runners at second and third with one out, but Kohel struck out two batters, sandwiched around a walk, to escape.

Heidelberg put two on with one out in the seventh, but Kulavic struck out Monroe and Buelow to get out of trouble.

In the top of the seventh, with Koehl still on the mound, the Titans tied the game. A lined double to left by Ladd was followed by a Brett Moore single up the middle two batters later.

In the top of the eighth, the Titans got their first lead. Lowe retired the first two hitters, but then allowed a double and triple to put the Titans ahead.



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