Contact: Mike O'Brien
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Despite scoring 12 runs on 16 hits, the Amherst College baseball team fell to No. 3 Southern Maine, 17-12 in Winter Haven, Fla.
The Jeffs four-game winning streak came to an end Saturday and they are now 7-3 overall. Southern Maine improves to 9-3 with the win.
Amherst hit very well in the losing effort and were led by designated hitter Mike Odenwaelder '16, who went 4-for-5 with three RBI, a home run, a double and two runs scored.
Eric West '15 and Conner Gunn '16 both recorded three hits. Gunn was 3-for-5 with two RBI, a home run and a run scored, while West finished 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored. Jonathan Ramirez '15 and Anthony Spina '15 both recorded a RBI on one hit and scored a run.
The Huskies used a strong first inning to earn the win, scoring six runs in the bottom half to take a commanding 6-0 lead. The Jeffs posted a six-run inning of their own in the top of the fourth to cut the defecit to two, 9-7. However, Southern Maine retaliated in the bottom of the inning with eight runs of their own to increase their lead to 10.
Amherst scored five more runs in the next four innings, while holding the Huskies scoreless, but the deficit was too large to overcome.
The Jeffs are back in action tomorrow, Mar. 23 for a doubleheader against the University of Chicago beginning at 11:30 a.m.