Highlanders Shutout Iowa Wesleyan 6-0 in Home Opener

March 26, 2014

The MacMurray College baseball team evened its record at 6-6 with a 6-0 shutout over visiting Iowa Wesleyan College Wednesday afternoon at Don Timm Field. 

Senior lefty Anthony Willeford (2-1) struck out eleven and allowed only three hits in eight shutout innings.  Senior reliever Connor Kurrle pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Highlanders.

Coach Justin Fuhler's club took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a two-out, two-run single by junior catcher Aaron Krummrich.  Krummrich went 2-4 in the game with two RBI and a run scored.  Freshman  third-baseman Alec Quandt hit a 3-run homer to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning. Mike Raines and Raustin Zahradka both went 1-4 and scored runs in the win.

The Highlanders improve to 6-6 overall and 3-1 in SLIAC league play; while Iowa Wesleyan falls to 3-10 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

MacMurray travels to Springfield tomorrow for a single game vs. Robert Morris University-Springfield. Tomorrow's game will start at 12:30 and be played at Sacred Heart Griffin High School.

 

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