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A Complete Game Shutout by Wheaton give Growlers 3-0 Win

A Complete Game Shutout by Wheaton give Growlers 3-0 Win

Kalamazoo, MI — There simply is no other way to put it, Adam Wheaton (Trine University) was feeling it. In just 98 pitches, he had a complete game shutout, giving up just four hits, two walks, and struck out three Rockford Rivets.

Wheaton, a Kalamazoo native, was backed by a solid defensive effort from the Growlers, who did not commit an error. The righty forced 10 groundouts and nine flyouts in the complete game effort.

Offensively, Kalamazoo struck first in the third inning on an RBI single from Dakota Kotowski (Missouri State), who started in his first game after arriving earlier in the day.

The final two runs came on a two-RBI single from Noah Marcoux (Davenport), scoring Nolan Snyder (Quincy) and Jake Hoover (Hillsdale).

Jimmy Sullivan (UVA) continued to add to his hot performance in Kenosha, going 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored. Jake Topolski (Duke) also contributed heavily on offense, reaching in three of his four plate appearances.

The Kalamazoo Growlers will return to action tomorrow against Rockford at 11:05 a.m. Kaden Helsel (Drury) is the expected starter for KZoo.


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