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Greyhounds Win GLVC Title



May 13, 2001


         The University of Indianapolis swept two games from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to claim its first Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball championship since 1984.
         After losing in the first round to Northern Kentucky, the Greyhounds (49-13) won five straight in the six-team double elimination tournament hosted by the Cougars (36-24).
         Indianapolis won the the first game 1-0 in a pitching duel between Indianapolis starter Chad Kauffman and SIUE's Nick Siebert (Worden, Kan.). Siebert, starting his first game since April 22, gave up two hits and one unearned run in seven innings. Kauffman allowed four hits in his first shutout of the season.
         The only run of the game came for the Greyhounds the third inning without getting the ball out of the infield. Nick Nell reached second base on a throwing error to lead off. He then advanced to third on a ground ball to the pitcher, and scored on a wild pitch.
         The Cougars' best chance of scoring came in the second inning. Dave Crouthers (Edwardsville) started the inning with a single to left field. Josh Cate then reached on a fielder's choice when the Greyhounds tried to get Crouthers out at second on a ground ball. Jason Kessler's sacrifice attempt was caught by the catcher and Crouthers was then doubled off second to stifle the Cougar rally.
         Indianapolis won the second game 6-2 to clinch the GLVC championship despite being out-hit by the Cougars 14 to 5.
         On the day, the Greyhounds converted seven hits into seven runs and two wins.
         Indianapolis took a 3-0 lead after three innings. The Cougars scored on in the fourth and fifth but stranded a total of 12 runners, including two each in the eighth and ninth.
         The Cougars must now await word on Monday from the national selection committee to see if they will be chosen for the NCAA-II North Central Regional tournament.
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