Easton's Grant Stands Out in Wheaton College Closer
Former Oliver Ames pitching Ryan Grant is in the closer for the Wheaton College baseball team.
Former Oliver Ames pitcher Ryan Grant made three appearances as the closer during the Wheaton College baseball team's spring break tri in Florida.
In three appearances, Grant hasn't given up a run, allowing only two hits, while racking up three strikeouts and allowing four walks.
Wheaton, ranked no.3 overall in the latest D3baseball.com national poll, dropped a 3-0 decision to The College of Wooster on Sunday afternoon to conclude its spring break trip in Florida.
In a rematch of the 2012 NCAA Division IIICollege World Series national championship game, the Wheaton College baseballteam - ranked no.3 overall in the latest D3baseball.com national poll - earned an 8-5 triumph over no.2 Marietta College on Saturday afternoon.
Grant recorded his third save of the season on one-and-two-thirds innings, one hit, two walks and three punchouts. He entered the contest in the bottom of the eighth with a one out, bases-loaded jam as Wheaton led 8-3. Grant allowed two runs to score on a two-run single to right field but bounced back with a pair of strikeouts to end the Pioneers threat in the frame.
Wheaton (5-4, 0-0 NEWMAC) returns home for its next contest against Suffolk University on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. The College of Wooster (4-3) takes on John Hopkins tomorrow in Fort Myers, Fla. at 4:00 p.m.