EC BASEBALL SWEEPS KALAMAZOO
March 10, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — Sweep.
The opening weekend in Randal R. Sadler Stadium was a success as the Earlham College
baseball team took a doubleheader from Kalamazoo College on Sunday
The Quakers won the first game 20-6 and posted a 9-2 victory in the second contest
with the Hornets (0-3). Earlham is now 6-2 and on a six-game winning streak.
"It was a fun weekend with a lot of hits strung together," Earlham designated hitter
Ryans Hayes said. "It's a good start as we work our way toward the conference
"A lot of guys got into the first game and good things happened for our younger
guys," Hayes added. "That is really good to see as we build the program."
Earlham's offense scored in seven out of eight innings during the first game as the
Quakers collected 19 hits. The Quakers led 3-1 when they exploded for six runs in
the bottom of the third. They added two more in the fourth and another in the sixth
before scoring five times in the seventh. The Quakers finished the opener with three
runs in the eighth.
Ethan Bailey, Ryan McCray and Ira Hughes led the Quakers with three hits each. One
of McCray's hits was the first home run in Sadler Stadium by an Earlham player.
Hayes, Alex Arovits and Eric Elkus finished with two hits apiece. Matt Barger hit
his first homer of the season and drove in four runs as well.
Zach Lee started on the mound for the Quakers to earn the victory. Lee (2-0) went
five innings allowing four runs (one earned) on four hits with a walk and four
Adam Warning, Garrett York and Dalton Carter finished tossing the final four innings
for the Quakers.
In game two, the Hornets took their only lead of the weekend with a pair of runs in
the first inning.
The lead didn't last long as the Quakers responded with four runs in the second
Hayes led off the frame with a solo homer to left. Elkus followed with a triple and
then Josh Parr doubled to right to tie the game at 2-2.
Bailey finished the rally with a two-run double to make it 4-2.
In the third, Hayes blasted another homer and it was 5-2. The 21st long ball of his
career cleared the fence in center as he extended his all-time Earlham record for
"The home runs felt pretty good," Hayes said. "I'm just glad that I could help the
Ted Williams scored on a wild pitch in the fourth to put the Quakers in from 6-2.
Cody Kaumlauf had a run-scoring single in the seventh before he later scored on a
wild pitch. Elkus ended the scoring for the day with a RBI double in the eighth.
Parr led the Quakers with three hits, while Bailey, Arovits, Hayes and Elkus all had
John Cornett went seven innings for the Quakers to pick up the win. Cornett gave up
two runs on four hits with five strikeouts. After allowing a single in the second
inning, Cornett retired 17 batters in a row.
T.J. Plummer worked the final two frames giving up a hit with two strikeouts.
The Quakers are back on the field at home on Tuesday against Robert Morris
University-Springfield for a twinbill beginning at 1 p.m.