Sewanee sweeps doubleheader against Earlham
SEWANEE, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2013) – The Sewanee baseball team stayed unbeaten Saturday, after the Tigers picked up a pair of wins against Earlham College at Montgomery Field.
After opening with a 6-5 win, Sewanee took the nightcap from the Quakers 2-1.
Sophomore Jack Whaley got things started when he led off the bottom of the first with a single. After sophomore James Snover walked and Allen Thigpen singled, junior Jack Rogers broke open the rally with two-RBI single.
Two batters later, junior Colin Barrera drove in Thigpen and Rogers to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead.
After Sewanee added two more runs in the bottom of the second, both starters settled down. Neither team would score over the next three innings.
Despite allowing two more runs in the top of the sixth, Tiger starter Jacob Simpson worked his way out of a late jam when he got centerfielder Sam Ward to fly out to left.
An inning later, closer Adam Schmidt picked up his first save this season after struck out two batters.
Rogers led the Tigers at the plate with a 2-for-3 effort and two RBI. Additionally, Simpson moved to 2-0 this season after he allowed four runs over six innings, while striking out one.
Led by starter Worth Osgood, the Tigers edged out Earlham in a pitchers' dual.
With the game tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the third, sophomore Jacob Walker opened the inning with a walk. Walker then advanced to second when Snover singled.
Two batters later, Blake Williams brought Walker home when he drove in the game-winning run off of Earlham starter Adam Warning.
Along with Williams' strong performance at the plate, Osgood allowed only one run over seven innings while striking out two.
Additionally, Snover finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
The Tigers will close out the three-game series against Earlham with a noon contest, Sunday.
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