Marathon game slips away from Falcons in the 11th, 15-10
"Just about everybody pitched and absolutely everybody hit," was one coach's assessment of the non-conference donnybrook between the Falcons (16-12) and #17 Carthage (23-5) yesterday afternoon… and evening.
After falling behind 6-0 by the 4th inning, CUW came back with a vengeance to take an 8-7 lead into the 9th when a crucial Falcon error allowed Carthage to tie the score and send the game into extra innings.
The Falcons got 4 hits including a home run from Jon Olla and another 2 run blast from Derrick Pankow but those feats could not offset a 25 hit barrage by the visitors.
A pair of towering 11th inning home runs by the Red Men finally settled the issue after almost 4 hours of game time. CUW, 10-3 in the NAC, has a crucial doubleheader against Dominican in West Bend Saturday beginning at noon.
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