Illinois Tech Baseball Drops Sunday Double at Rockford

The Illinois Tech Baseball team played a doubleheader on April 23 at Rockford University. The Scarlet Hawks were defeated in both contests, losing 9-5 and 11-4.

How it Happened – Game One

  • Rockford jumped out to the early lead, scoring once in the first and twice in the third to take a 3-0 advantage. 
  • In the top of the fourth, the Scarlet Hawks were able to make some noise. Christian Lopez drove in a run on a bases loaded hit by pitch before an Orlando Cardenas-Juan RBI single made the score 3-2.
  • After Rockford increased the lead to 4-2 in the bottom half of the inning, Jonathon Wilcox singled in a run in the top of the fifth to get the run back.
  • Rockford would gain separation, scoring three times in the fifth inning and twice in the eighth. Illinois Tech added two more runs on a Kyle Bumpass walk in the seventh and on a wild pitch in the ninth.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts – Game Two

  • Lopez had a banner day, reaching base in all five of his plate appearances. The left fielder was four-for-four with two doubles, an RBI, and a hit by pitch.
  • Cardenas-Juan was two-for-five with a triple and an RBI single.
  • James Tarala went 7.1 innings, allowing five earned runs.

How it Happened – Game Two

  • Rockford started the game in similar fashion to game one, taking a 3-0 lead after two innings.
  • Illinois Tech scored its first run of the day on a Regents error in the top of the third, but Rockford was able to get the run back in the bottom half of the inning.
  • The Regents revved up the offense in the middle innings, taking an 11-1 lead through five.
  • In the top of the seventh, the Scarlet Hawks plated three runs. Christopher Dornan hit a pinch-hit single, later coming around to score on a throwing error. Both Wilcox (double) and Lopez (single) had two-out RBI hits as well.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts – Game Two

  • Kevin Hildreth (1.0 innings), Evan Sexsmith (0.1 innings), and Jacob Geiger (2.2 innings) pitched scoreless baseball out of the bullpen.
  • Wilcox reached base three times, going one-for-two with the RBI double and two walks.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will host Dominican University on Wednesday, April 26. The game is set for a 3 p.m. first pitch at Ed Glancy Field. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live broadcast will be powered by Illinois Media School.