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Baseball Grabs 7-6 Win on Saturday

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Roanoke College baseball obtained an impressive win on Saturday in uncertain weather.  The Maroons beat out Hampton-Sydney 7-6. They improved their record to 12-19 overall and 3-12 in ODAC action.

The men started strong with five runs in the first inning. The first was scored by Benjamin Amos ‘12 off of a single from Jacob Clifton ‘14. Matt Wallman ‘12 hit a single bring in both Mark Manthe ‘13 and Zack Connor ‘13.  But the Maroons did not stop there.

Before the end of the inning, Clifton and Wallman both had a chance to cross the plate.

Hampden-Sydney only managed two runs before the Maroons were back at it in the sixth.  Jacob McMillan ‘14 brought in Wallman for his second run of the night.

The whole team is starting to gel, and this last week has been the highlight of our year. Some of the younger guys have stepped up in a big way on both sides of the ball,” Manthe said.

Amos scored his second in the seventh as it started to pour. But the Tigers got serious after that scoring two runs each in both the eighth and ninth innings.

Then in the ninth the Maroons fought hard to keep their win. Chris Martin singled in Drew Walker and Patrick Kuhns brought Martin across the plate.  The game was now 7-6 in favor of the Maroons with two outs left in the top of the 9th.

 Michael Haslam ‘13 struck out E. Hermann to end the game. Both John Terlesky ‘11, who started the game and Tyler Grouten ‘13 had one strike-out each during their time on the mound. Grouten took the win.

“We’ve got a few games left in the season and we are sky high. It should be a great way to end the season on a high note,” Manthe said.

Manthe was named ODAC Player of the Week on Monday.

“I was very honored to hear that. That means a lot to me especially with so many great players around the league,” Manthe said.

The Maroons play away this weekend at Eastern Mennonite University at 1pm on Saturday.