Highlanders take best of series against Aurora
March 8, 2016 | 11:06 AM
FINAL SCORE: MacMurray College 15, Aurora University 11
LOCATION: MacMurray College, IL
RECORDS: MacMurray College 2-4, Aurora University 1-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
Both schools had a tough time today as the wind played a big factor in the game. This ultimately saw the Highlanders come away with a 15-11 victory over the Aurora University Spartans. The Spartans looked to put the game away early as they had a commanding 7-0 lead just three innings in. In the bottom of the fourth however, the bats came alive for MacMurray. The Highlanders scored in every inning from the fourth inning and on, and by time the sixth was over, they had established a 10-9 lead. A lead in which they would not give up. MacMurray picked up some insurance runs in their last two at-bats to secure a victory, taking the weekend series from Aurora, 2-1.
FOR THE HIGHLANDERS
Collin Antoine went 3- for- 4 from the dish, scoring three times and driving in one.
Pakeltis, Hardin, and Quandt each had a home run for the Highlanders.
John Hilliard received the win, throwing two innings and striking out two.
FOR THE FOES
Mike Cherven provided power from the DH spot, going three for four with a home run.
1B Dillon Popovich provide strength for the defense, collecting 16 putouts on the afternoon.
As a team, the Spartans outhit the Highlanders 18-16.