Baseball falls in Regional opener

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Chapman University baseball group finished up on the incorrect stop of a slugfest, slipping fourteen-9 to UT-Dallas in the 1st activity of the NCAA Regional. The groups mixed for 19 hits and five dwelling operates in a seesaw fight.

The Comets jumped on prime early but the Chapman went up 4-three on again-to-again homers from senior Mack Cheli and junior Cooper Foard. The Panthers extra a run on Drew Littwin’s squeeze bunt in the sixth in advance of UTD answered in the base half.

A solitary and two hit by pitches loaded the bases in advance of a walk introduced in a run to make it 5-4. An infield solitary tied up the activity and Keegan Vance followed with a grand slam to reclaim a 9-5 lead.

The tides turned yet again in the seventh as Brad Shimabuku knocked in a run with a solitary up the middle and senior Henry Zeisler hit his 2nd triple of the activity with the bases loaded to tie up the activity at 9-9.

UTD continued to acquire benefit of the shorter excursion down the line in left with a go-in advance homer in the seventh and one more solo shot in the eighth.

The Panthers weren’t without alternatives as they outhit the Comets sixteen-13 but left 13 runners on foundation. Senior Kyle Joye went three-for-4 and Shimabuku went three-for-5 to lead the Panthers at the plate.

Chapman drops into the eleven a.m. elimination activity tomorrow at 9 a.m. (PT) towards Scranton.


By Steven Olveda
Athletics Info Director

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