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Late Rally, Triplett’s Record Propel Maple Leafs to 24th Win
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Goshen, IN J. Harold Yoder Field
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-Winner Ingle, Chandler
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-Save Triplett, Spenser
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Baseball - Tue, May 2, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. — A three-run rally in the seventh and eighth innings set up Spenser Triplett for his school-record seventh save of the season as the Goshen College baseball team knocked off visiting Rochester College 4-2 on Tuesday afternoon at J. Harold "Sarge" Yoder Field.

Goshen (24-27-1, 11-16 Crossroads League) took an early lead when Clinton Stroble II scored on a Warrior error with two outs in the bottom of the first.

Rochester (8-33) rebounded for the lead in the top of the fifth inning when Camden Hadley and Brendan Osantowski scored to give the Warriors a 2-1 edge.

Stroble scored for the second time of the game on Vincent Caschera's game-tying RBI double in seventh before Preston Carr and Stroble each drove in a run on singles in the bottom of the eighth. Goshen finished the inning with four hits and the game with 11, but each team left 12 runners on base.

Triplett closed the door in the ninth inning, retiring all three men he faced to break a tie with Trent Lynn, who had six saves a season ago. The freshman's seven career saves pull him level with 1991 graduate Tom Bennett for the career record.

Brad Lantz was the Leafs' starting pitcher on Senior Day: he exited after five innings after giving up two runs on three hits with four strikeouts. Chandler Ingle picked up the win with three shutout innings in relief, facing two batters more than the minimum, before Triplett worked the ninth.

A day after setting the program record for hits in a season, Stroble went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with a pair of runs scored. Stroble, Carr and Caschera each drove in a run apiece for Goshen with Ike Lehman and Cody McCoy scoring. Caschera became the second player in program history to play his 200th career game after Carr turned the trick on Friday. Caschera also drew a first-inning free pass to pull within one of the school record for a career, 85, set by 1995 graduate Kyle Longacre and 2005 alumnus Erik Hisner.

Josh Chekal was the Warriors' starter: he surrendered an unearned run on three hits in four innings with six strikeouts. RJ Pinto threw three innings before Leo Kelly was saddled with the loss. Blake German collected Rochester's lone RBI of the game.

Goshen's 24th win of the season mark the most since 2005. The mark sits at third-most all-time, trailing 32 in 1995 and 25 in 1991. The Maple Leafs have at least four more games remaining in the season including the Crossroads League tournament and could play as many as 22 more games if they reach the national championship.

The Maple Leafs have a chance to tie or surpass the mark from 1991 when they host Cleary University for an afternoon doubleheader on Wednesday in a twinbill that was added Tuesday morning; the scheduled Thursday doubleheader against Trinity International has been canceled. First pitch in game one Wednesday is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.