AUBURNDALE, Fla. – Illinois Wesleyan University erupted for six runs in the third inning en route to a 14-3 walloping of Westfield State University at the Russ Matt Baseball Tournament at Lake Myrtle Park on Tuesday afternoon.
The Spartans strung together six hits and were helped by a pair of Owls errors that extended the inning.
Dalton Fletcher and Evan Ranneklev each had three hits and two runs scored for IWU, which improves to 5-3 on the season.
Jamie Butler started and took the loss for the Owls, while Jacob Houghton worked two scoreless innings of relief for the Spartans.
Westfield drops to 3-2 on the season. The Owls will play a B Squad game tomorrow, before returning to varsity action on Thursday.