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June 8, 2014

BASEBALL: Tigers fall to No. 1 59ers

No. 1 Andrean holds NW to just 1 hit

GRIFFITH — The Northwestern baseball team’s season came to an end following an 8-0 loss to No. 1-ranked Andrean in a Class 3A Griffith Regional semifinal game Saturday.

Northwestern (18-11) struggled offensively with only five runners reaching base. Andrean starting pitcher Matt DeSomer held the Tigers to just one hit over six innings. He had 11 strikeouts and three walks. He had a no-hitter for 51/3 innings, before Austin Pyle hit a double in the sixth inning. Dan Gomez pitched a perfect seventh inning to seal the 59ers’ win.

“We struggled a little bit at the plate,” Northwestern coach Kyle Beachy said. “Our approach was too timid and we weren’t committed to taking good swings when we needed to. [DeSomer] did a great job. He was throwing strikes, and he didn’t give us anything.”

The Tigers had just a pair of small chances with runners in scoring position.

In the second inning, Keagan Downey walked, and with two outs, Tim Blankenberger also walked. DeSomer then recorded a strikeouts to end Northwestern’s threat. The Tigers’ other threat came in the sixth inning when Pyle hit a double and Downey walked with two outs, but the 59ers recorded the third out.

The Tigers’ other baserunner came in the fourth inning when Logan Macaluso reached on an error.

Andrean jumped to a quick lead. Macaluso started for the Tigers and in the first inning, he issued a walk to Andrean’s Donovan Chandler, who later scored on DeSomer’s single. Northwestern turned a double play to avoid further damage, but Macaluso’s struggles continued in the second inning. He allowed four walks in the second and recorded just two outs. His fourth walk of the inning allowed Andrean to go ahead 2-0. Macaluso was lifted for relief pitcher Dylan Sheely, who pitched them out of the jam. But Sheely was relieved in the third inning after allowing a walk with no outs.

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