The Beavers used a late inning comeback to beat the Indiana Hoosiers 7-5 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Danny Hayes hit the go ahead bases loaded 2 run double.
The game would be scoreless until the top of the third, where Indiana drew first blood with 2 third inning runs. They were beginning to crush the ball off Cam Booser. The first three batters in the inning each got hits, making it 2-0 Indiana. Booser did do a nice job to get out of the inning without any further damage.
The Beavers struck back in the bottom half of the third inning, as they were able to put together two, two out base hits which drove in Jake Rodriguez who began the inning with a walk.
Leading off the bottom half of the 4th inning, Andrew Susac was able to crush a ball well over the fence to tie the score at 2. It was Andrew’s first home run of the season. The Beavers had a chance to add another run in the inning, however the team was struggling a little bit to drive guys in, whom are in scoring position.
In the fifth the Hoosiers were able to retake the lead, thanks in big part to Beaver mistakes. With 2 outs in the inning and a man at second base, Andrew Susac let a pitch he should have caught get behind him, allowing the runner to advance to third. The next batter Justin Cureton, had an infield single to score the run.
The Beavers then caught a break of their own in the bottom half of the 5th inning. In what should have been a 1-2-3 inning for the Hoosiers, Ryan Dunn lifted an easy pop up, Indiana’s pitcher Matt Carr was easily under it and dropped it. The Beavers made them pay for it. Parker Berberet stepped up and abused the baseball, crushing it over the left field fence, giving the Beavers a 4-3 lead in the fifth.
The lead didn’t last long however. Indiana was able to get a runner in scoring position with 2 outs, thanks to Wes Wilson’s one out double. He was able to score on Dillon Dooney’s RBI single and tie it up. No team could manage to stop the other.
With Scott Shultz still in the game in relief, Michael Basil of Indiana crushed a ball to left for a home run to give the Hoosiers the lead.
The lead would stay 5-4 Indiana till the bottom of the 8th. After Ryan Dunn walked, Parker Berberet hit a single down the left field and Dunn advanced to third, Berberet advanced to second on the throw. Susac would then walk, setting the stage for Danny Hayes, whom was pinch hitting. Danny Hayes smacked a ball in the gap, which scored two runs and gave the Beavers a 6-5 lead. Three batters later Tyler Smith walked in a run that gave the Beavers a 7-5 lead, which they carried to the top of the 9th.
In the ninth after having two men reach base, Cole Baylis was able to get Cureton to fly out to center field to pick up his first career victory. The Beavers moved to 4-3 on the season after the win.
The Beavers had three different guys have two hit games. Leading the charge was Parker Berberet and Andrew Susac who each hit some big time homers. The hitting star of the day has to be Danny Hayes, as he came up and got a clutch two run double for the game winning hit on the day. The Beavers really needed that.
Indiana was led in hitting by Cureton and Michael Basil, who combined for 5 hits and 3 RBI’s. Michael Basil hit a home run in the 7th, which at the time looked like it could have been the game winning hit.
Cole Baylis picked up his first career win and Matt Dearden of Indiana picked up his first loss.