Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Elon
Jeremiah Parker (Carrollton/Carrollton) hit a leadoff home run in the second inning, his sixth homer of the year. A.J. Wirnsberger (
Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) followed Parker’s lead, hammering a shot over the scoreboard in centerfield to start the third.
Elon scored twice in the third when Jobe hit a RBI triple and scored on
GS loaded the bases on a single, walk and intentional walk to Shehan. Benedict brought home another run on a walk but a flyball ended the scoring threat. Elon took advantage of a single and two walks by Justin Davis (Pulaksi/Metter) to load the bases with one out. Neal Pritchard hit the first grand slam by a GS opponent this year to tie the score.
Jobe hit a RBI double with one down in the sixth to put the
Cory Harrilchak reached on a leadoff single in the ninth, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and eventually scored the game-winner on Tarleton’s RBI double.
Kyle Kamppi (Savannah/Benedictine Academy) gave up four runs on six hits in four innings, striking out a career-high five. Tony Chisman (Conyers/Salem) struck out the side in the seventh. Blake Nation (Brooks/Starr’s Mill) suffered the loss, falling to 1-2, after allowing two runs on three hits in 1.1 innings.
The Eagles jumped on Lewter for six runs (five earned) in 3.1 innings. Thomas Girdwood (1-0) picked up the final out of the ninth to earn the win.
Wright hit his fourth leadoff home run to start game two.
Elon scored four runs with two outs off Andy Moye (Alpharetta/Alpharetta) in the first. After a hit batter and walk to start the frame, Moye battled back for an infield popup and strikeout. But Harrilchak hit a 3-run homer. Pritchard hit a RBI single three batters later for a 4-2 lead.
The Phoenix (25-7, 10-2) plated four more runs in the third inning, two coming off Pritchard’s home run, then three additional runs in the sixth all coming with two outs.
A two-out rally by the Eagles in the seventh helped cut into the deficit. Shehan ripped a RBI single up the middle. Later in the frame Kyle Blackburn (Marietta/Walton) lined a RBI single then two batters later Pierce hit a 2-run double into the left field gap to make it 11-6.
After Elon scored another run in the seventh, Phillip Porter (Marietta/Sprayberry) hit a 2-run pinch-hit single down the right field line in the eighth. Roman Grimaldi (Duluth/Northview) made his first collegiate pitching appearance and threw a scoreless eighth inning.
Daniel Britt (3-1) earned the win despite allowing six runs on 12 hits in 6.2 innings. Harrilchak had three hits in the nightcap, six on the day.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Sunday, 06 April 2008 00:08