Heidelberg fends off Bluffton
Kisan scores winning run for The Berg in seventh
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Tyler Fruhwirth threw his first complete game as Heidelberg defeated Bluffton, 5-4 on Wednesday at the Snowbird Baseball Classic.
Despite allowing 14 hits -- a Heidelberg season-high -- Fruhwirth stranded 11 runners on base and stuck out seven batters, while issuing just one walk.
Steve Kisan manufactured a run all on his own in the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie. He led off the inning with a single before stealing second base. He then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored what would prove to be the game-winning run on an error by Bluffton’s Greg Franks.
The Student Princes stranded two runners in scoring position, but Fruhwirth would not need any insurance runs, allowing just two hits over the final three innings.
Heidelberg (3-2) wasted little time in taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Elvin Williams and Arneal Squibb led the game off with back-to-back walks and Dylan Cooper lofted a sacrifice fly to right field to score Williams from third base.
Kisan and Eric Monroe loaded the bases for Ross Pruitt, who drove Squibb and Kisan home with an RBI single.
Fruhwirth surrendered three triples and issued two walks in the Bluffton second, leading to a two-run inning for the Beavers.
A bases loaded single by Williams in the third inning scored Pruitt to put the Berg ahead, 4-2 before Bluffton tied the game, scoring a run in the fifth and sixth innings.
Williams and Pruitt led the attack, each going 2-for-4 and scoring two runs while combining for three RBI.