SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—After rainouts and cancellations have plagued their fall schedule, the Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University baseball team (2-0) will be back on the diamond. They will be traveling to Mishawaka, Ind. for a double header on Friday, October 18th. Hosting them will be the Bethel (Ind.) University Pilots, who have started their fall season (9-0). First pitch of the double header is scheduled for 12:00pm EDT.
Looking back at the last time the Blue Devils were out on the field, September 21st, the Blue Devils toppled Roosevelt (Ill.) University in both games of the double header. Game one was won by a score of 15-4. Game two featured a shutdown performance on the mound by Jay Gallant, leading the team to a 7-0 win.
Tyler Childs and Ryan Robinette led the offense in the first two games of the season for the Blue Devils. The two combined for seven of the 18 hits by the team. Childs drove in four runs and Robinette had one of the three total doubles in the double header. The Blue Devils were give two quality starts from their starting pitchers from Gallant and Sam Brace. Gallant went six innings giving up only three hits and allowing zero runs. Brace went four innings surrendering three runs on five hits.
The Pilots enter the Friday afternoon double header with seven more games played than the Blue Devils, and the Pilots have looked tough to start out the year. The Pilots are a perfect 9-0 to begin the season, and both their offense and defense seem to be clicking early. Offensively the team has a batting average of .374 and a slugging percentage of .492.The offense has connected for 24 extra base hits in their first nine games. Leading the Pilots at the dish is Kawambee Moss. Moss is currently hitting .576 with 19 hits, five being doubles. Right behind him is Cole Searles; Searles is second on the team with a .548 batting average and has driven in 12 runs to begin his season. Leading the pitching staff for the Pilots is Kory Goodrich. Goodrich had logged 17.0 innings and has a 1.59 ERA. He enters the double header with three wins and zero losses.
It should be a terrific matchup between the two unbeaten squads, as they face off on Friday. Lawrence Tech. will be itching to get back out onto the field as they have not played a game in almost a month. Once again, first pitch is scheduled for 12:00pm EDT.