EARLHAM PITCHER THROWS NO-HITTER
March 10, 2013Eastern Indiana Sports
FLORENCE, Ky. — The Earlham College baseball team finished off a doubleheader sweep
of Johnson University on Saturday in a big way.
After winning the opener 11-4, Nate Hube tossed the second no-hitter in Earlham
history as the Quakers won 12-0 in five innings.
"It was very good to get two wins to hopefully get us back on track," Earlham Head
Coach Steve Sakosits said of the twinbill at UC Health Stadium, which is the home of
the Frontier League's Florence Freedom. "We have a tough doubleheader on Sunday with
Otterbein University that will be a good test for us."
Hube (2-1) had seven strikeouts to go with six walks on Saturday as he joins Gene
Radio as the only Earlham hurlers to hold an opponent hitless. Radio had his effort
"I never realized I had a no-hitter until the end, but it's nice to get one under
the belt," Hube said. "It was nice to bounce back from a rough start my last game
and for us to rebound from a bad series to come out and win two with authority."
Earlham began the second contest with a run in the first frame. Sam ward scored when
Alex Arovits hit in a double play and the Quakers had an early edge.
An offensive explosion came in the second inning when the Quakers scored eight times
to take control of the contest.
Ethan Bailey got the scoring started with a RBI infield single. Ward followed with a
two-run single to give the Quakers a 4-0 advantage.
The other runs came on a single by Ted Williams, sacrifice fly by Arovits, a double
by Ryan McRay, a single by Ross Yoho and finally an RBI groundout by Thomas Rea.
Williams and Yoho gave the Quakers two more runs in the third to make it 11-0.
Williams had a sacrifice fly and Yoho and RBI single.
Bailey scored the final run of the day on a passed ball in the fourth. Hube finished
off Johnson in the top of the fifth despite walking a pair.
Ward and McCray led the Quakers with three hits each.
In the opener, the Quakers got started with a pair of runs in the first inning on
run-scoring singles by Arovits and Yoho.
Johnson scored an unearned run off Earlham starter Adam Warning to cut the deficit
in half in the second inning.
However, in the bottom of the second the Quakers scored four times to take a 6-1 lead.
Williams blasted a three-run homer, which was his first of the season and eighth of
his career. Yoho knocked in the other run with a single.
A homer by Ward in the third made it 7-1 before Johnson added two runs in the top of
The Quakers had an answer in the bottom of the fifth as they scored three times.
Ward and Arovits had sacrifice flies and Josh Parr scored on an error.
Zach McFarland had a RBI single in the sixth for Earlham's last run. Johnson ended
the scoring in the seventh with a run.
Warning (1-2) went five innings on the mound to earn the victory for the Quakers. He
gave up three runs on four hits with six strikeouts. Bryce Rainey worked a scoreless
sixth, while T.J Plummer allowed a run on a hit in the seventh.
Yoho led the Quakers with three hits, while Ward, Williams, Rea and Mark Dye had two
The Quakers (3-5) return to Florence on Sunday as they entertain Otterbein. The
first contest of the doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.