Cameron Derr, Sports Writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emory & Henry College baseball team took on Mount Aloysius in a non-conference matchup this past weekend. The Wasps went away with a sweep on the weekend, and ended in fashion.
In game one of the home opener, E&H crossed the dish in the bottom of the second, scoring first for the lead. Later, MAC tied the game up in the fourth. Junior RHP Gavin Felty threw a career high of 11 strikeouts, holding the most k’s held by a pitcher since 2013.
The Wasps took the lead first in game two after a single to center by junior Eli Straw. The Mounties tied it up in the top of the second. E&H answered with 6 runs in the fifth, 2 of those off of Carson Bryant’s homer to left-center. MAC scored again in the seventh but not enough to defeat the Wasps. Sophomore Toby Robson went 6.1 innings for the win.
To conclude the first three innings of the last game of the series, on the mound for the Wasps was Sophomore Alex Laws who was charged with 2 runs. Following him to finish the game was Freshman Zack Houston, also charged with 2 runs.
The Wasps and Mounties continued to go back and forth in this high scoring 9-inning battle. Junior Daulton Horne of Bristol Virginia, had an impressing showing at the plate, going 4-5 with three runs and two RBI’s. Horne also got the game winning hit to score Josh Macek who was standing on third.
Finally on Tuesday, the Wasps traveled to Ferrum to play against the Ferrum Panthers. The Wasps won the game 15-11. Freshman Noah Griffin had a phenomenal start, pitching six innings, only allowing four runs. Junior Ben Sexton had a great day at the plate, going 4-4, with two doubles, two RBI, and two stolen bases.
The Wasps will be back in action this weekend for a three game home series against Southern Virginia University. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday.