Indianapolis, Ind. - The Tiger bats
came out of hiding in Monday's
doubleheader at Marian as the Old Gold
pounded out 22 hits in sweeping the
twinbill, 5-4 and 6-2.
The wins lifted the Tigers record to
21-12 overall and gave them 15 victories
in their last 18 outings.
In the opener, Jeff Summers picked up
his 22nd career win and ran his all-time
record to 22-4 as he hurled a complete
game and allowed just one earned run. The
Lousiville native tied the al-time mark
of 22 set by Chris Cox (1991-94).
The Tigers scored twice in the top of
the second as Mark Maier's ground out
plated Barad Heizman and Jared Johnson's
double scored Eric Peterson. Rob Kiburz's
sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Tom
Fagan to make it 3-0. The Knights took
the lead with four runs in the bottom of
the fourth, but the Old Gold battled
right back with a pair in the fifth as
Peterson singled home Tom Heldt and Adam
Dill Greg Seitz, Dill, Peterson and Mike
Thieken each collected two base hits.
In the nightcap, the Tigers again
jumped out in front with three in the
third as Seitz and Johnson each drove in
single runs with base hits and Bill
Cartwright drove in one with a double to
the fence in center.
The hosts scored once in the third off
of starter Kent Works, but the Tigers
came back with a pair in the sixth on
Heizman's RBI singles and Johnson's
run-scoring double. Marian scored their
other run in the sixth and the Tigers
added a single tally in the seventh on
Cartwright's RBI single.
Works improved to 6-1 with the win and
Jeff Hartzell picked up his second save
after retiring all four batters he faced
‚ the last three by strikeouts.