EC BASEBALL UPDATE
February 23, 2013Earlham College Broadcast Sports
SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Earlham College baseball team opened the season on Saturday with a doubleheader at the University of the South.
The Quakers fell 6-5 in the first contest and 2-1 in the second.
In the first game, Earlham scored twice to grab an early advantage. Ted Williams and Alex Arovits had run-scoring singles for the Quakers.
The Tigers (4-0) scored four times in the bottom of the first and then added two more in the third to go on top 6-1.
The score stayed the same until the top of the sixth when Ryan Hayes blasted a solo home run, which was the 12th of his career. Hayes is now tied for third on Earlham's all-time list with Chas Meade (1974-77).
Later in the frame, Josh Parr knocked in a run with a single and the Quakers trailed 6-4.
Arovits finished the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Matt Brankle started on the mound for the Quakers. Brankle (0-1) went five innings and gave up six runs on eight hits with six strikeouts. Garrett York tossed a scoreless sixth.
The Quakers began game two by scoring in the top of the first when Williams knocked in a run on a ground out.
The Tigers tied the game in the bottom of the first and then scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in the third.
Earlham starter Adam Warning went five innings. Warning (0-1) surrendered two runs on seven hits with a pair of strikeouts. Colton Miller finshed on the mound with a scoreless sixth inning.
The Quakers (0-2) finish the three-game series at the University of the South on Sunday with a single contest at 2 p.m.