QUINCY -- The Quincy University baseball team scored two runs in the eighth inning to break a tie score and beat Southern Indiana 4-2 on Sunday in the third game of a Great Lakes Valley Conference weekend series at QU Stadium.
The Hawks (10-8) got back-to-back one-out singles from Jack Klages and Jake Walters in the eighth. Troy Wehde then hit a single to the right side to score Klages and put QU ahead. David Hayes hit a single into right-center field to score Walters and provide extra cushion.
Cole Crawford got three strikeouts in the ninth inning for his third save. Karl Hirsch picked up the victory after throwing a scoreless eighth in relief of Hunter Haynes, who struck out nine batters and allowed a pair of runs in seven hits in seven innings.
Walters hit his 11th home run of the season with a solo shot in the fourth, the Hawks' first hit of the game. He ranks second in NCAA Division II in home runs per game.
Quincy 4, Southern Indiana 2
USI 001 000 100--2 8 1
QU 000 101 02x--4 9 0
Barnett, Ringer (6), Krizan (8), Watts (8) and Brown; Haynes, Hirsch (8), Crawford (9) and Hayes. WP--Hirsch. LP--Krizan. S--Crawford. 2B--USI 2 (Kuester, Johnson), QU 1 (Klages). HR--QU 1 (Walters).