Highlanders Beat Ecclesia College 7-3 in Season Opener; Fuhler Picks Up First Career Coaching Win

February 28, 2014

The MacMurray College baseball team opened up the 2014 season Friday evening with a 7-3 victory over Ecclesia College in Springdale, Ark. The win was also the first career coaching victory for first-year Highlander head coach Justin Fuhler, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant at MacMurray.

Senior pitcher Jake Columbia was the starter on the mound for the Highlanders and gave up one earned run in four innings.  John Hilliard went the next four innings and gave up one earned run and Connor Kurrle pitched a scoreless ninth inning in relief.

Dillon Hodges plated a run with double and Derek Crouch had an RBI single.  Aaron Krummrich, Jeremy White, Tyler Watson and Ryan Kiernan all had two hits for the Highlanders.

Coach Justin Fuhler's club (1-0) will play a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon at Ecclesia College (5-9).

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