Anderson Advances To Championship Round With 5-1 Victory Over Franklin


detty-auTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Anderson University vaulted themselves into the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Championship Round with a 5-1 win over Franklin College

Nolan Schaefer threw five strike outs and allowed just four hits in seven innings to pick up the victory. 

Kyle Beckman led the Ravens offense with two hits and two runs scored.  Michael Tucker finished with two hits and one run batted in.  Brett Detty scored two runs and also had a hit and an RBI.

Fran klin's  Shawn  Matti ngly threw 7.1 innings with three strikeouts.  Kevin Entwistle provided two hits and the lone run for the Grizzlies' offense.

Tied at 0-0 threw five innings, two errors by Franklin allowed Anderson to take a 2-0 lead.  Detty reached on an error and then scored on the following play on a throwing error when Tucker hit a single.  Beckman scored in the process.


Franklin closed the gap with a run in the seventh inning.  Entwistle singled to start the inning, advanced to second when DuBois walked, then stole third base.  He scored on a sacrifice fly by Jameson Brock.

Anderson then answered with three runs in the eighth.  Beckman singled with one out to start the rally then advanced to second on a balk and scored on a double by Zach Garcia.  Garcia then scored on the next play off a Detty single down the right field line.  A sacrifice fly by Jacob Craft scored Detty and gave the Ravens a 5-1 lead which proved to much for Franklin. 

Anderson is now 27-16 on the year and will face Manchester in the championship round at noon Saturday.  Franklin falls to 31-11.  Manchester will win the HCAC Tournament with just one win against Anderson.  Anderson must defeat Manchester in both games to earn the championship title.