The Baseball team has had a good week, winning their last three games. They won two in a double header on Saturday the 30th, against Randolph-Macon, and then one against Guilford College on Tuesday, the 2nd. Cameron Holshouser was the starter for the Maroons in the first game against Randolph-Macon, pitching six shutout innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six, but he also issued five walks. Austin Gregory came in the seventh inning and pitched the remainder of the game allowing only one hit and striking out five to earn the save. The Maroons combined for six runs off of twelve hits to win by a score of 6-0. Hitting was highlighted by a double by Mark Manthe and a two run home run by Bradley Mattox.
After a short break, the Maroons came back and won the second game of their double header by a score of 8-2. Maroons starter, Tyler Grouten, earned the win, pitching six innings, allowing only one run off of five hits, striking out four, and issuing three walks. Grouten allowed his only run in the fifth inning when he gave up an RBI single to Nate Meiners that scored Travis Lodge. Jacob McMillan came in to pitch the final three innings to earn the save after allowing only one run on one hit with four strike outs. McMillan’s one run was unearned when the short stop committed an error. The batters combined to score eight runs off of eleven hits with doubles by Mark Manthe, Reece Kingery, and two double by Jacob Clifton. Mark Manthe also hit a solo homerun in the third inning.
The Maroons returned to Kiwanis Field on Tuesday night to face the Quakers of Guilford College and to earn another win. Jacob McMillan was the starter for the Maroons, going five innings and allowing one unearned run off of three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. The Maroons used three relievers over the next four innings, seeing Tyler Grouten who allowed one hit, Cameron Holshouser who allowed two hits and two unearned runs, and Austin Gregory who pitched two innings and allowed only one hit. All three of Guilford’s runs were unearned. Maroon hitters combined for eleven hits, scoring eight runs. Cam Cassady hit a double, Reece Kingery hit two doubles, Clark Crutchfield hit a triple, and Mark Manthe hit his second home run in as many games.
The Maroons return to action with a double header on Saturday, April 13th, when they face Bridgewater College on alumni weekend.