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Former Columbus East right-hander Peyton Gray was the winning pitcher in a Florida Gulf Coast University win over Jacksonville today.
The Eagles then defeated Jacksonville again to cop the Atlantic Sun Conference tourney championship and earn a ticket to the NCAA Regionals. Grey hurled seven innings, allowed just two runs and fanned five.
GRAT JOB PEYTON!
Wichman notches first win at UIndy as Greyhounds silence Oilers - Picture by Ryan Thorpe
Ryan Thomas, Asst. Sports Information Director Baseball Posted: 4/11/2017 5:58:00 PM FINDLAY, Ohio –
The No. 10ranked UIndy baseball team took their talents east on Tuesday afternoon, traveling to Fifth Third Field for an inregion game against the Findlay Oilers. UIndy (2410) used a quick strike offense to jump in front early and never look back. UIndy scored in three of the first four innings to hand the Oilers a 41 loss. Macy Holdsworth drove in two run and was one of four Greyhounds to record multiple hits on the day.
UIndy finished the afternoon with 12 hits coming from eight different players. On the mound, Brian Wichman (12) and three relievers made the early lead stand as UIndy rebounded to pick up their sixth win in their last seven games.
UIndy had their first threat of the day just six pitches into the game when Joop laced a 32 pitch into left field for a leadoff double. He advanced to third on a sac bunt from Blake Richardson and scored one batter later on an RBI ground out by Holdsworth for the first run of the game. Backtoback singles from Richardson and Holdsworth led off the third, putting UIndy in position to score again. The two would move up a bag on a Dylan Jones groundout with Richardson coming in to score a batter later on an RBI fielder's choice from Kyle Orlof . Holdsworth crossed the dish two batters later on a single from Will Smithey, stretching the UIndy lead to 30. Holdworth tacked on another insurance run in the fourth, singling home Brendan Dudas with two outs in the inning.
For five innings, Wichman was dominant on the mound before running into trouble in the sixth. The first two batters of the inning reached, signaling the end of the day for the southpaw as Christian Beard was called on to keep the Oilers at bay. Beard allowed an RBI single to the first batter he faced, but retired each of the next three to keep it a 41 game. It was the last threat the hosts would put together as the trio of Beard, Chris Boettcher and Dylan Stutsman held the Oilers without a hit over the final three innings. Stutsman struck worked a perfect ninth for his ninth save of the season. Wichman earned his first win in a UIndy uniform after allowing one run on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts over his five innings of work. Alexander Theiss took the loss for Findlay after surrendering four runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 frames.
The Greyhounds get back into the conference schedule this weekend with four home games against WisconsinParkside on tap. The Hounds and Rangers open up the series with a Friday doubleheader. First pitch from Greyhound Park is set for 12:00 p.m.