Early deficit trumps Panthers in HCAC tilt

Hanover College’s baseball squad lost to Transylvania University (Ky.), 7-4, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tilt, Tuesday, April 30, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Transylvania built a 4-0 lead before Hanover scored three runs in the fifth inning to pull within 4-3. The Pioneers (19-16; 12-10 HCAC) countered with three runs in the top the sixth to regain the four-run cushion. The Panthers plated one run in the eighth inning for the final margin.

Hanover (15-20; 8-14 HCAC) had nine hits in the contest. Junior second baseman Zach Shultz (Greenwood, Ind.) led the effort with his second career four-hit game. Shultz, who also scored a run, was 4-for-4 with three singles and a triple.

Sophomore shortstop Ryan Johns (Cincinnati, Ohio) smacked a two-run base hit in the fifth inning. Sophomore designated hitter Matt Brooks (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) and sophomore third baseman Matt Newman (Bloomington, Ind.) each had a double, a run-batted-in and scored a run.

Senior hurler Rob Wohlschlaeger (Sheridan, Ind.) slipped to 4-3 on the season after allowing nine hits and seven runs in six innings.

Sophomore Clint Jones (Bloomington, Ind.) worked two hitless innings with a pair of strikeouts. Junior righty Chip Hockenbury (Elizabeth, Ind.) tossed a scoreless ninth.

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