SPRINGFIELD, Ohio—Wittenberg baseball defeated Capital University 9-6 early on in 2017 as the team met for the second time on Tuesday night. The Tigers and Crusaders have embarked on their journey through conference play since then, as the Tigers have produced a 4-8 start in NCAC play, and Capital a 3-7 start in OAC play. Capital scored 13 runs in the first five innings on Tuesday, eventually dropping Wittenberg 14-8. The Tigers showed their resiliency during the non-conference affair, battling back late in the game before falling to the Crusaders.
- Tiger backstop Patrick Kenny hit a laser to the right-center gap, plating Matt Baker and Brad Malott.
- Freshman infielder Chase Carpenter got a hold of a fastball in the bottom of the sixth, sending the ball deep into the night over the left-field fence, as Marshall Eippert and Ryan Probst scored on the dinger.
- Shane Harris pinch hit in the bottom of the eighth, as the freshman was still looking for his first hit in a Tiger uniform, as he managed to do just that, in the form of a three-run home run, plating Chase Carpenter and Eippert.
- 12 of Capital's 14 runs were earned, as the Tiger pitching staff handed out 10 walks in the contest.
- Kenny paced the Tigers with three hits, including two doubles, as the Colorado native is currently hitting an even .400 on the year.
- Freshman hurler Remi Wachsmuth shined bright for the Tigers on the hill, coming in out of the pen, logging two innings of one hit baseball, including three strikeouts.