Tartans Lose Heartbreaker to Franciscan
By RYAN COMES
September 23, 2005
In a hard fought battle, the Carnegie Mellon Tartans came out on the short end of the stick against the Franciscan Barons to begin the Bob Kloska Invitational Tournament. The tournament continues tomorrow with the Tartans playing the loser of Kent State and Robert Morris at 10 AM.
Starter Pete Sukits battled all game long, but succumbed to a 3 run rally in the bottom of the sixth to take the hard luck loss. Sukits threw 6 and 1/3 innings, allowing 7 runs. With one out in the sixth and a one run lead, Sukits walked a man, allowed a single, and hit a man. Doug Peters came in in relief hoping to work out of the jam. He allowed a sacrfice fly to the first man, scoring one run, but getting the second out. The next batter, however, hit a bases clearing double, bringing in the final two runs.
The Tartan offense started hot, but cooled off late in the game. Jack Bader led the offense with a 2 run homer, and Matt Corbett added an RBI double. Bader doubled in the seventh, but the offense couldn't put together a rally.