Brull's Complete Game Lifts Doane
The Tigers opened the second day of the GPAC the same way they did yesterday, with an 11-1 victory over Morningside in a shortened game due to the 10-run rule. The game ended in the bottom of the seventh and was scheduled for nine innings.
Chance Brull threw a complete game for the Tigers, scattering six hits over seven innings of work. He walked three and struck out four in the game.
The Mustangs struck first with a run in the first inning. Travis Hanson led off the game with a triple and scored on a ground out.
Doane came back with two runs in the first. AJ Spanel drew a one-out walk and Mike Albert doubled to bring in Spanel following a fielding error by the left fielder. Albert scored on a single up the middle by Anthony Dunn. The Tigers eventually loaded the bases but a double play ended the inning.
The Tigers added to their lead in both the second and third with three runs in each inning. Spanel had a sacrifice fly to plate Ethan Schroeder. Mike Albert doubled to drive in Anthony Hincy. Albert came in another single by Dunn.
In the third, Mike Korsakas led off the inning with a hit by pitch. Dylan Flott walked and Hincy singled to load the bases. Spanel singled in Korsakas with Flott and Hincy scoring on an error by the center fielder to go up 8-1.
Doane closed out the game in the seventh with three runs. With one down, the Tigers drew a pair of walks and a single to load the bases. Hincy singled to left field to plate Korsakas and Schroeder. The final run came in on a single by Mike Albert up the middle to plate Dylan Flott.
Five Tigers scored two runs each. Mike Albert led the way with three hits while Hincy and Dunn had two hits each. Doane's top four hitters combined for all eight team RBIs.
Doane advances to face Midland University, the lone unbeaten team in the tournament.