Deaton secures win for Highlanders
April 8, 2016 | 6:25 PM
FINAL SCORES: MacMurray College 3 Spalding Univeristy 2
LOCATION: Don Timm Field, Jacksonville, IL
RECORDS: MacMurray College 13-13, 7-4 SLIAC Spalding University 17-8, 7-3 SLIAC
HOW IT HAPPENED
Both teams scoreless until bottom four when Nick Balkenbusch singled to bring in Drake Hardin. Highlanders then led 1-0 entering the fifth. Golden Eagles unable to get a run in the top, and the Highlanders brought another run in taking a 2-0 bottom fifth. Golden Eagles make a comeback in the ninth to tie the game up 2-2. Highlanders unsuccessful in scheduled innings and the game continued for 11 innings. Tyler Deaton smacked a home run in the bottom 11th for a Highlander victory winning 3-2.
FOR THE HIGHLANDERS
Collin Antoine went 3-for-4 today with run. Deaton finished the game for the Highlanders going 1-for-3 with one home run and one RBI.
FOR THE FOES
Matt Harper went 1-for-3 with one run for the Golden Eagles.
Next up for the Highlanders is Saturday, April 9th as they finish the series with the Spalding Golden Eagles.