The Slippery Rock University baseball team pushed its winning streak to four games with a 5-4 12-inning victory against Franklin Pierce University Sunday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Slippery Rock’s current winning streak has increased its record in 2019 to 5-3. Six of The Rock’s eight games this season have been decided by two runs or less. Sunday’s game marked The Rock’s longest contest since another 5-4 12-inning win against Saginaw Valley State University on March 7th, 2015.
The win also puts Rock head coach Jeff Messer on the cusp of history as he is now just one win away from becoming the 18th coach in NCAA Division II history to reach 1,000 career wins.
Sunday was also a history-making day for SRU closer Wyatt Daugherty, who earned his 17th career save to break the school record of 16 formally held by John Kovalik (2011-14). In addition to being a program record, Daugherty’s 17 saves are also tied for the seventh most in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history. Daugherty is a Butler high school graduate.