FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – : The Indiana Tech baseball team walked-off on the Concordia Cardinals at Warrior Stadium on Saturday afternoon. With two on and two out and down to his last strike in the bottom of the 11th, senior Dezmon Nunn drove a pitch into right-center field, scoring the winning runs in a thrilling 3-2 victory. Due to frigid temperatures, 26 degrees at first pitch, the teams played just one game.
– Keegan Brandon deposited a ball onto Anthony Blvd. in right-center field to open the scoring and give Concordia the early lead
– Both pitchers settled in and allowed nothing for five innings
– The Warriors broke through in the eighth as Romer Portes led off with a double to right field, advanced to third on a Brian Hakes sacrifice bunt and scored on a Peyton Newsom sac fly to center to tie the score
– Both bullpens kept the game scoreless until the 11th
– A leadoff walk, sacrifice bunt and a single that hit the first-base bag plated the go-ahead run for the Cardinals
– Derek Morgan singled with one out and Tighe Koehring delivered a pinch-hit double to left field that stuck in the grass to prevent a run from scoring
– Then with two on, two out and a 1-2 count, Nunn ripped a line drive to right-center, plating the game-winning runs
– Nunn finished the game 2-for-5 with two huge RBIs
– Morgan was also 2-for-5 while four other Warriors recorded hits
– Portes had a hit, a pair of walks and scored a run
– Robert Nagel and Tyler Denniston scored the final two runs as pinch runners
– Chase Keathley pitched nine innings, allowing just one run on four hits, walking two and striking out 11 to drop his ERA to 1.67
– Keathley’s 11 are the second most strikeouts in a game in Tech history and are a career-high
– Jared Harvey (2-2) got the win after throwing just two pitches, inducing a groundout with two on and two out in the top of the 11th
UP NEXT: Doubleheader against Concordia on Sunday, Mar. 29 at 1 p.m. at Warrior Stadium. The senior day ceremony will be held after game one.