Baseball completes series sweep of K-zoo

Addison Robertson

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College baseball completed a three-game series sweep of visiting Kalamazoo College with a 7-5 victory over the Hornets, Sunday afternoon at Sadler Stadium.

The Quakers, who received a single vote in last week's poll, remained undefeated with the win while improving their record to 11-0.

Earlham posted four runs - all with two outs - in the sixth inning to rally from a 4-2 deficit and take a lead it held the rest of the way.

Isaiah Shake tripled home Brian Pincura for the first Quaker run in the sixth. After a walk issued to Marc Gendreau, Danny Dopp reached on a Kalamazoo error which allowed Shake to cross to deadlock the contest at 4-4. That brought Addison Robertson up to the plate, and he belted a double to score both Dopp and Gendreau, giving the Quakers a 6-4 advantage.

Kalamazoo (1-5) plated a single run in the seventh when Stefan Leclerc's ground-rule double to right field scored Jordan Wiley, cutting the margin to 6-5.

Earlham manufactured an insurance run on three hits and an intentional walk in the eighth, setting the table for Quaker closer Spencer Owen to come on in the ninth and retire the Hornets in order for his fourth save of the season.

Quaker reliever Matt Radtka picked up the win after allowing just one run on one hit and one walk over his two innings of work, after entering the game to start the sixth inning for starter Colin Greve.

Robertson finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs batted in. He batted .636  with three doubles, four RBI, and a .909 slugging percentage over the three-game series with Kalamazoo. He was also a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases over the weekend.

Shake and Kendal Baker each had two hits for the Quakers.

For Kalamazoo, Leclerc and Chase Coselman each recorded two hits.

Earlham baseball leaves Richmond on Sunday for Florida and its annual spring break trip to Fort Pierce, Fla. The Quakers' slate of six games in the Sunshine State begins Tuesday, March 13, when they face Washington College (Md.) in a 10:00 a.m. start.

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