Illinois Tech Athletic News 
Baseball - Sun, Apr. 7, 2013
 

Chicago, IL - The IIT Scarlet Hawks split a Sunday series against the University of St. Francis on April 7.  Game one found the Hawks losing to the University of St. Francis by a score of 1-5. 

In game one, despite a strong showing by the Hawks defense and pitching, the squad wasn't able to drive in enough runs to overpower the nationally-ranked Fighting Saints. Freshmen Austin Boos and Sam Pung led the way offensively for the Hawks.  Boos went 2-for-3 with two singles and Pung went 2-for-3 with a single and double, while senior Jon Celestino also contributed with an RBI single. 

On the mound, freshman Conner Wiebell put forth a gallant effort, pitching a complete game.  Wiebell gave up 5 runs, all earned, on 8 hits and 2 walks.  Defensively, the Hawks played a clean game, committing no fielding errors. 

In Game two, senior pitcher Jack Kosar endured a shaky start, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk in the first inning.  Though Kosar ultimately pitched a strong 8 1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs, 3 earned, on 10 hits and 2 walks, while striking out two.

Offensively, six Hawks contributed with RBIs.  Austin Boos was 2-for-4, with two singles and an RBI, Ryan Fitzpatrick was 2-for-5,with two singles and an RBI, Jon Celestino was 2-for-5 with a single and RBI triple, Michael Malfeo was 3-for-5 with two singles, a double and an RBI, Kevin Glennon was 2-for-5 with two singles and two RBIs and Alex Babusci was 3-for-4 with three singles and an RBI.

In a thrilling comeback, the Hawks chipped away at the the Fighting Saints in a steady effort.  St. Francis opened the game by scoring 3 runs on six singles and a walk.  IIT scored one run each in the first, fourth and sixth innings.  With the game tied at 3 in the bottom of the seventh, the home squad put up two runs to take a 5-3 lead.  The Fighting Saints answered with two runs of their own in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game. In the bottom of the eighth, the Hawks rallied with two runs to take a 7-5 lead, thanks to RBI singles by Michael Malfeo and Kevin Glennon

Jack Kosar took the ball in the top of the ninth, walking one batter.  With the potential game-tying run at the plate, Head Coach Scott Marks called in sophomore Andrew Gustafson from the bullpen to close the game.  Gustafson got the job done, striking out the next two St. Francis hitters to earn the save.  The final score of 7-5 over the nationally-ranked Fighting Saints showed the Hawks ability to conquer any team in the conference.  

 
 
 
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 15
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
results
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
results
Friday, May 9
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
results
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
results
Saturday, May 3
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 7
IIT 19
@ US Cellular Field Home of the Chicago White Sox
stats - recap
Friday, May 2
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 1
IIT 11
Donation Night for the St. James Food Pantry
stats - recap
Wednesday, Apr 30
Baseball
Calvin College at (8) 10
IIT 5
stats - recap
Calvin College at 13
IIT 0
stats - recap
Sunday, Apr 27
Baseball
IIT at (8) 4
Purdue University Calumet 5
stats - recap
IIT at 0
Purdue University Calumet 6
stats - recap
Saturday, Apr 26
Baseball
IIT at 4
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 2
stats - recap
IIT at 5
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 0
stats - recap
Friday, Apr 25
Men's T & F
IIT at 9th of 16
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
results - recap
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
results - recap
Monday, Apr 21
Baseball
Purdue University-North Central at 12
IIT 2
stats - recap
Purdue University-North Central at (5) 8
IIT 8
Game was stopped after completion of 5th due to weather.
stats - recap
Saturday, Apr 19
Women's Lacrosse
University of Dubuque at 20
IIT 5
stats
Friday, Apr 18
Baseball
Finlandia University at 6
IIT 12
stats - recap
Finlandia University at 0
IIT 12
stats - recap
Thursday, Apr 17
Baseball
Lakeland College at 1
IIT 10
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Saturday, Aug 23
Women's Soccer
Benedictine University at 6:00pm
IIT CST
Sunday, Aug 24
Men's Soccer
Concordia Illinois at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Friday, Aug 29
Men's Cross Country
IIT at 5:00pm
Elmhurst Invite
Women's Cross Country
IIT at 5:00pm
Elmhurst Invite
Saturday, Aug 30
Men's Soccer
IIT vs 3:00pm
Waynesburg College CST
Defiance Tournament in Defiance, OH
Women's Soccer
IIT at 2:00pm
College of Staten Island CST
College of Staten Island Fall Classic (NY)
Sunday, Aug 31
Women's Soccer
IIT vs 2:00pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice CST
College of Staten Island Fall Classic (NY)
Monday, Sep 1
Men's Soccer
IIT at 11:00am
Defiance College CST
Defiance Tournament in Defiance, OH
Wednesday, Sep 3
Volleyball
Alverno College at 7:00pm
IIT CST
Friday, Sep 5
Men's Soccer
Andrews University at 3:00pm
IIT CST
Women's Soccer
Albion College at 8:00pm
IIT CST
Saturday, Sep 6
Volleyball
IIT vs  
TBA  
Rose-Hulman Invite
Sunday, Sep 7
Men's Soccer
Finlandia University at 3:30pm
IIT CST
Women's Soccer
St. Mary's at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Volleyball
IIT vs  
TBA  
Rose-Hulman Invite
Wednesday, Sep 10
Men's Soccer
IIT at 7:00pm
Wisconsin Lutheran College CST
Friday, Sep 12
Women's Soccer
Dominican University at 7:00pm
IIT CST
Volleyball
IIT at 2:00pm
Alverno College CST
IIT at 3:45pm
Northland College CST
Saturday, Sep 13
Men's Cross Country
IIT at 11:00am
Concordia University Wisconsin