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Errors ruin effort by Titans' Foster

Errors ruin effort by Titans' Foster

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KENOSHA, Wis. - Seven errors negated a strong pitching performance by freshman Jessie Foster in Illinois Wesleyan's 6-4 baseball loss to Carthage Saturday.

"Jessie Foster pitched absolutely terrific," said IWU coach Dennis Martel, whose team fell to 16-8 overall and 7-5 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. "The reason we lost the game was seven errors. That has been our Achilles heel. Today it was kind of embarrasing. It was routine plays."

IWU had a chance to retake the lead in the top of the ninth when it loaded the bases, but winner Jon Olson (3-1) fanned the final two batters. Olson finished with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Foster only gave up two earned runs in seven innings of work. He allowed eight hits while walking two and striking out two.

"We battled," Martel said. "We just shot ourselves in the foot defensively. It was a frustrating loss."

Mike Berry had two hits and drove in two runs for IWU. Josh Bidzinski and Nate Rittenberry also had two hits apiece. Pat Cinuegrani and Nick Chilczenkowski each drove in one run for the Titans.

Chris Sadjak had two hits and two RBI to lead Carthage (18-6, 10-2).

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