Fort Wayne’s Odzark Goes The Distance In a 6-1 Win Over Western Illinois


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Shane Odzark earned a complete game victory in Fort Wayne’s 6-1 win over Western Illinois on Sunday (April 1) in the rubber-game of the Summit League baseball series at Mastodon Field.

Odzark allowed five hits, one run and two walks with six strikeouts in the victory. It is Fort Wayne’s first complete game since Trevor Storie went all nine against North Dakota State on May 14, 2016.

The junior from Algonac, Michigan allowed just one hit in the first four innings. He worked his way out of jam in the fifth, giving up just one run, before hitting his stride again with a 1-2-3 sixth.

Odzark improves to 1-4 with the win. Western Illinois starter Javin Drake is 0-2 after giving up three runs in 6.0 innings.

Shannon Baker, Brock Logan, Brady Hettinger and Brandon Yoho each had two hits for the ‘Dons. Baker also walked twice. Logan and Travis Upp both scored twice.

Fort Wayne got on the board with a run in the second on a Jack Lang single to center that scored Yoho. They added two more runs in the third to make it a 3-0 game. The ‘Dons all but put it away with a three spot in the seventh. Baker opened the inning with a single and then Logan doubled. Upp knocked both of them in on the first pitch he saw to make it 5-1. Upp then came around on a wild pitch to make it 6-1

Fort Wayne improves to 6-17 (2-7 Summit). Western Illinois falls to 4-17 (3-4 Summit).

The ‘Dons have Monday off and then return to the diamond on Tuesday at Dayton.

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