Baseball Falters in Late Innings Against Dominican

The Illinois Tech Baseball team hosted the Dominican University Stars on April 26 at Ed Glancy Field. After a tightly-contested early portion of the game, the Stars pulled away late to win 14-4.

How it Happened

  • Dominican stared the game out on a strong note, scoring three times over the first two innings.
  • Illinois Tech starter Ryan Cantlin settled in over the next two frames, allowing the Scarlet Hawk offense to inch closer in the bottom of the fourth. Illinois Tech scored twice: once on a Kyle Bumpass RBI single and again on a Christopher Dornan sacrifice fly. Dominican led 3-2 after four frames.
  • The Scarlet Hawks left runners on second and third in the fifth inning, which allowed the Stars to take advantage with a five-run sixth.
  • After a Bumpass leadoff double in the bottom of the sixth, Illinois Tech’s speed put pressure on the Stars offense. The team scored on an error and then a wild pitch to cut the Stars lead to 8-4.
  • In the eighth inning, the momentum turned. After loading the bases with no outs, the Scarlet Hawks were unable to score. In the top of the ninth, the Stars followed with a five-run inning to increase the lead to 10.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Evan Sexsmith headlined Illinois Tech’s pitchers with two scoreless innings of relief, allowing one walk and no hits.
  • Shortstop Tyler Tucker was two-for-five with a double.
  • Bumpass, the right fielder, went two-for-four with a double, run, RBI, and stolen base.

Stats to Know

  • Plenty of runs were left on the basepaths for both teams, as the squads combined to leave 26 runners on base (Dominican – 15, Illinois Tech – 11).
  • Dominican tallied 22 hits and struck out just four times at the plate.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks are right back at it Thursday, April 27, taking on Aurora University on the road at 6 p.m.