BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — On a windy overcast day the Olivet Nazarene University hosted CCAC opponent Calumet
College of St. Joseph (Ind.). The Crimson Wave was scheduled to host the game, but rain earlier in the week moved the game to Watson Field. Olivet entered the seventh inning with a 5-3 lead before surrendering five runs, eventually leading to a 10-5 loss.
Senior Steven Beckham
(Mt. Vernon, Ill.) (1-6) started his ninth game for the Tigers
(9-18, 3-5), going 6 2/3 innings. He allowed eight runs — six earned — off 11
hits, while striking out five. Sophomore Parker
Shelton (Columbus, Ind.) came in his sixth relief appearance of the season
and allowed two runs off two hits in 1 1/3 innings of work.
Francisco Unzueta (2-1) pitched a complete game for the Crimson
Wave (8-18-1, 3-5) throwing north of 160 pitches. He allowed five runs — three earned
— off nine hits, striking out two.
The game remained scoreless until the the top of the third inning when Josh Altmann (Homer Glen, Ill.)
singled following a J.P. Batts (Spring
Lake, Mich.) double to make it 1-0. In the bottom of the inning the Crimson
Wave took a two-run lead, highlighted by a double from Cesar Mari that drove in two. ONU was able to tie it in the fifth with two outs off back-to-back doubles by Batts and Altmann, also scoring Madison Foster (Indianapolis, Ind.). Olivet scored a fourth in the sixth and a
fifth in the seventh when J.P. Batts tripled and made it home on a throwing
error to make it 5-3. However, in the bottom of the seventh the Crimson Wave
scored five runs off five hits and two errors to take a commanding three-run
lead that would not be matched by ONU. Thomas Mosley tacked on two more runs in
the eighth on a single to make it 10-5.
For the Tigers, Batts went 3-for-5 with one RBI and three
runs, totaling seven bases. Altmann went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Foster had one
hit to go along with one run scored and Seth
Gorman (Newburgh, Ind.) scored a run for ONU.
At the plate for the Crimson Wave, Reinhold Navas went
2-for-5 with two runs, Jesus Alvarez went 2-for-3, and Cesar Mari went 1-for-3
with two RBIs and two runs. Evan Frantini led the team with three hits and one
RBI and Thomas Mosley went 1-for-4 with three RBIs and one run scored.
ONU will be back on the field tomorrow, April 5, at home
against CCAC opponent Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) at 12:30 p.m. for a