E&H Baseball Has a strong Spring Break

Spring break is finally over, and the long road trip is finally over for the Emory & Henry College baseball team. The team was on a 9 game road trip, which included some of the team’s first conference games of the season. The road trip started with a 9 inning game against Ferrum College on March 8. The game would end up lasting a little longer than 9 innings as it took extra innings to decide the winner.

The road trip started with a 9 inning game against Ferrum College on March 8. The game would end up lasting a little longer than 9 innings as it took extra innings to decide the winner.

Ferrum would defeat the Wasps 6-5 in a 10 inning affair. The game went back and forth all day, as neither team could find a way to pull away from each other, until the 10th inning. Senior Hunter Jefferies was the big bat on the day for the Wasps. Jefferies went 2-5 on the day with a triple and 2 runs scored.Over the next weekend, the Wasps opened up conference play against the

Over the next weekend, the Wasps opened up conference play against the eighth ranked team in the nation, Randolph-Macon College. The Wasps would play a double header against the Yellow Jackets, both being 7 inning games. In game 1 the Wasps would be crushed 13-2. In only 2 innings of work, Senior Garret Butler allowed 5 runs, 4 of which were earned, while also giving up 7 hits. Sophomore Kodi Mcllwraith and junior Daniel Huff provided the only RBIs for the team, as each hitter had 1.

In game 1 the Wasps would be crushed 13-2. In only 2 innings of work, Senior Garret Butler allowed 5 runs, 4 of which were earned, while also giving up 7 hits. Sophomore Kodi Mcllwraith and junior Daniel Huff provided the only RBIs for the team, as each hitter had 1.

Game 2 was much of the same story for the Wasps, as they would lose the game 9-2. Sophomore Daulton Horne did provide a bright spot for the Wasps on the day, as he went 3-4, while adding 1 run scored. The other hitters for the Wasps just couldn’t see to muster anymore success, as the other 8 hitters only combined for 3 hits on the day.

After that the Wasps would then travel down to Myrtle Beach, where the team would play 4 games in the span of 2 days. In the first series the Wasps would play a double header, consisting of two 7 inning games, against Albertus Mangus College.

In game 1 the Wasps would lose a heartbreaker 4-3 in 8 innings. First-year Ethan Cave suffered the loss after giving up the game winning run during the eighth inning. On the offensive side, junior Josh Macek highlighted the Wasps going 2-3 with a homerun, 2 RBIs and 1 run scored.In game 2 the Wasps would not get thwarted again as this time the Wasps would buzz

In game 2 the Wasps would not get thwarted again as this time the Wasps would buzz away the winners by a final score of 12-6. Junior Jacob Collins picked up the win in relief for the Wasps, pitching 3 innings and only giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. First-year Chandler Kezele had an outstanding day at the plate, going 2-2 and hitting his first collegiate career

First-year Chandler Kezele had an outstanding day at the plate, going 2-2 and hitting his first collegiate career homerun. Junior Zach Smith also had a great day at the plate, going 2-3 with 2 RBIs and a triple.

The final team that the Wasps would play down at Myrtle Beach would be Alfred State University. During game 1 the Wasps would win a tight one 8-6. First-year Alex Laws picked up the victory on the mound for the Wasps, pitching 5 innings while only giving up 2 runs. Sophomore Ryan Williams would pick up the save for the Wasps, pitching the final 2/3 of the 7th inning. Sophomore Eli Straw was 2-3 on the day with a triple, 2 runs scored and an RBI.

During game 1 the Wasps would win a tight one 8-6. First-year Alex Laws picked up the victory on the mound for the Wasps, pitching 5 innings while only giving up 2 runs. Sophomore Ryan Williams would pick up the save for the Wasps, pitching the final 2/3 of the 7th inning. Sophomore Eli Straw was 2-3 on the day with a triple, 2 runs scored and an RBI. In game 2 the Wasps would easily defeat the Pioneers this time 8-3. First-year Toby Robson picked up the victory for the Wasps closing out the game pitching the final 3 innings and only giving up 1 hit.

In game 2 the Wasps would easily defeat the Pioneers this time 8-3. First-year Toby Robson picked up the victory for the Wasps closing out the game pitching the final 3 innings and only giving up 1 hit. Sophomore Ben Sexton was 3-5 on the day while having 3 RBIs and scoring 1 run.

Sophomore Ben Sexton was 3-5 on the day while having 3 RBIs and scoring 1 run. Finally the Wasps would close out the road trip with a visit to Hampden Sydney College where the Wasps were looking to pick up their first conference victory. In game 1 the Wasps would come nowhere close to defeating the Tigers. The Wasps would lose the game 10-0, as they could not seem to get anything going on the day. The Wasps only picked up 5 hits on the day compared to 18 by the Tigers. In 6 innings pitched, Senior Garret Butler gave up 6 runs and suffered the loss for the Wasps.

In game 1 the Wasps would come nowhere close to defeating the Tigers. The Wasps would lose the game 10-0, as they could not seem to get anything going on the day. The Wasps only picked up 5 hits on the day compared to 18 by the Tigers. In 6 innings pitched, Senior Garret Butler gave up 6 runs and suffered the loss for the Wasps.

In the final game of the road trip, the Wasps would win the game 5-4, while also picking up the team’s first conference victory. First-year Alex Laws picked up the win on the mound, tossing 4 scoreless innings while only allowing 2 hits. Senior Hunter Jefferies went 3-4 with all 3 RBIs on the day for Wasps.

The Wasps are back in action this weekend at home against Eastern Mennonite.

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