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IW baseball team swept at Webster

SAUGET, Ill. — The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team wrapped up their three game series against Webster on Saturday afternoon. After coming up short Friday with a 1-0 loss, the Tigers were looking to try to steal one against the Gorloks. They were shutout 17-0 in game one, but gave Webster a run in game two before falling 11-6 in the final nine inning game.

Charles Shockley pitched a gem in yesterday’s one run loss. He threw 7.1 innings and struck out seven batters before Cullen Papenhagen came in for relief.

In game one this afternoon, Iowa Wesleyan was held to just one hit through seven innings. Jack de Burgh had the lone hit with a single to right field which moved Minami Matsumoto up to second.

The Tiger bats heated up in game two against the Gorloks. Chazz Brown put Iowa Wesleyan in front with a two run home run in the first inning. Webster scored a run in the bottom of the first and had a five run third inning to take the lead. Nick Salas brought the Tigers within two with a two run home run to left center field.

After the Gorloks scored another run in the bottom of the fifth, Parker Leland came to the plate in the top of the sixth and hit the third home run of the game for the Tigers. His two run shot brought the score to 7-6. IW couldn’t keep the run going, and Webster had a four run bottom of the sixth to secure the win.

Jacob Leonard, Nick Salas, and Parker Leland each recorded two hits a piece, while Salas, Leland and Chazz Brown picked up the RBIs in the game.

Iowa Wesleyan will travel to MacMurray College on Wednesday, April 17, for a SLIAC double-header. First pitch is set for 1pm in Jacksonville, Illinois. IW is now 5-22-1 overall and 3-12 in SLIAC play.