Garett Lake Records Four Hits In Loss To Tennessee Tech – Purdue Fort Wayne Athletics

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Garett Lake recorded a career-high four hits on Sunday (March 6) but it came in a losing effort for the Purdue Fort Wayne baseball team at Tennessee Tech 15-7.

Lake came a home run short of the cycle with two doubles, a triple and a single. He scored three times and knocked in two.

Cade Fitzpatrick went 2-for-2 with a home run, two walks and an RBI. Junior Ben Higgins also chipped in for Purdue Fort Wayne, putting together two hits in three trips to the plate with a home run, a walk and an RBI. The long balls for Higgins and Fitzpatrick were their first in a Mastodon uniform.

The ‘Dons got on the board in the third and added four more in the fourth. The four-run fourth was highlighted by a two-run triple off the bat of Lake as well as a Higgins home run. It brought the score to 11-5 in favor of the Golden Eagles after Tennessee Tech scored four in the first and six in the second to open a lead. 

Isaiah Hart knocked in Lake in the sixth and Fitzpatrick’s hit a two-out solo home run in the seventh to round out the scoring.

GAME NOTES

» Jacob Myer (0-3) started and suffered the loss for the ‘Dons.

» Purdue Fort Wayne had chances, but left 11 runners stranded.

» Kevin Fee and Rex Stills each threw a scoreless inning in relief.

» Tennessee Tech’s Jason Hinchman went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs.

» Brock Myers led the Golden Eagles’ pitching staff, throwing 4.1 innings of two-run ball to finish the game and get the save.

» Colt Taylor tossed one inning to get the win and move his record to 1-0.

» Tennessee Tech moves to 10-0. The ‘Dons fall to 0-11.

UP NEXT

» ‘Dons head to Indiana on Wednesday (March 9) for a game against the Hoosiers.

 

~ Feel The Rumble ~

Players Mentioned

Garett Lake

#16 Garett Lake

OF/1B/P
6′ 0″
200 lbs
Junior
L/L

Kevin Fee

#32 Kevin Fee

P
6′ 5″
220 lbs
Sophomore
R/R

Jacob Myer

#17 Jacob Myer

P
6′ 4″
205 lbs
Junior
L/L

Isaiah Hart

#25 Isaiah Hart

OF
6′ 1″
210 lbs
Junior
R/R

Ben Higgins

#10 Ben Higgins

OF
5′ 11″
190 lbs
Junior
R/R

Cade Fitzpatrick

#22 Cade Fitzpatrick

C
6′ 1″
210 lbs
Junior
R/R

Rex Stills

#13 Rex Stills

P
6′ 4″
190 lbs
Freshman
R/R

Players Mentioned

Garett Lake

#16 Garett Lake

6′ 0″
200 lbs
Junior
L/L
OF/1B/P

Kevin Fee

#32 Kevin Fee

6′ 5″
220 lbs
Sophomore
R/R
P

Jacob Myer

#17 Jacob Myer

6′ 4″
205 lbs
Junior
L/L
P

Isaiah Hart

#25 Isaiah Hart

6′ 1″
210 lbs
Junior
R/R
OF

Ben Higgins

#10 Ben Higgins

5′ 11″
190 lbs
Junior
R/R
OF

Cade Fitzpatrick

#22 Cade Fitzpatrick

6′ 1″
210 lbs
Junior
R/R
C

Rex Stills

#13 Rex Stills

6′ 4″
190 lbs
Freshman
R/R
P

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