SCORE: Earlham 17, Olivet 7
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Sadler Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 8-6, Olivet 2-9
THE SHORT STORY: A total of 13 Earlham College hits coupled with six Olivet College errors led to the Quakers posting a 17-7 pounding of the visiting Comets, Wednesday evening at Sadler Stadium. 10 different Earlham players recorded hits in the victory, while five Quaker pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts in the win.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Earlham broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the second inning on a Marc Gendreau two-run single, and added two more runs in the third off Easton Embry's single into left field.
- The Quakers broke the game wide open with an eight-run uprising in the fourth inning. Austin Hatfield laced a two-run double into left field, while Embry, Brian Pincura, and Cameron Wissel all had RBI singles. At the end of the fourth inning, Earlham held a 13-2 lead.
- The two teams traded single runs in the fifth inning, advancing the score to 14-3, before Olivet put up a pair of runs in the top of the sixth on a walk, a triple, and a sacrifice fly.
- Olivet cut the margin to 14-7 with two more runs in the top of the eighth, both plated on Dugan Dieselberg's single to center field.
- Earlham capped the scoring by manufacturing three runs in the bottom of the eighth on one hit – a Zach Swearingen single – and three Olivet errors.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Earlham starter Colin Greve lasted 5.0 innings and recorded five strikeouts while scattering five hits on his way to the win. Aidan Talarek, Louis Lipthratt, Zach Brake, and Nate Hemmerich combined to finish out the final four innings.
- Cameron Wissel led the Quakers at the plate with three hits, two runs scored, and one RBI. Marc Gendreau finished with three runs batted in, while Easton Embry was 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBI.
Earlham will host the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh for a three-game series this weekend at Sadler Stadium. The Quakers and the Titans will play a doubleheader on Saturday, March 23, at noon, followed by a single game on Sunday, March 24, at noon.