EARLHAM BASEBALL BEATS SPALDING
March 1, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Earlham College baseball team won its second straight on
Friday with a 4-2 victory over Spalding University.
"This was a nice win for our program against a squad that was 33-12 last season,"
Earlham Head Coach Steve Sakosits said.
Nate Hube went seven innings on the mound at Derby City Field to earn his first win
of the year. Hube (1-0) gave up two runs on three hits with six strikeouts. Zach Lee
followed with a scoreless eighth, while T.J Plummer slammed the door in the ninth on
the Golden Eagles (0-1) to earn a save. It was Plummer's first save of the season
and he extended his Earlham career record to eight.
Earlham got started in the first inning. Ethan Bailey reached base on an error. One
out later, Ted Williams had an infield single to put runners on first and third.
Alex Arovits and Ryan Hayes picked up run-scoring singles and the Quakers led 2-0.
Spalding tied the contest with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth frame.
The Quakers answered in the next two innings. They took a 3-2 lead with an unearned
run in the fifth. Ryan McCray had a sacrifice fly in the sixth to finish the
Hayes led the Quakers with three hits
The Quakers (2-2) finish their weekend on Saturday with a contest against Penn State
University-Behrend. The game, which is at Spalding, gets underway at 5 p.m.