PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Purple & White batters combined for 13 hits and the pitching staff recorded 10 total strikeouts as the Amherst College baseball team powered past Marietta College, 14-1 Saturday morning.
- Amherst started the game strong, posting eight runs in the first three innings to earn a comfortable cushion before tacking on a run in the fifth, four runs in the seventh, and a run in the eighth to register their fourth 10-plus run game of the spring. Marietta's sole run came in the bottom of the ninth as the Purple & White secured the 14-1 victory.
- Yanni Thanopoulos '17 led Amherst at the plate, finishing 4-for-5, including a homerun, with a run scored and five RBI.
- Harry Roberson '18 recorded two runs and two RBI despite not recording a hit on the day, while Max Steinhorn '18 went 2-for-4 at the dish with two walks, two runs and an RBI.
- Logging two hits each, Chase Henley '18, Severino Tocci '20 and Ryan Hardin '18 were the Purple & White's other multi-hit getters, with all three batters finishing 2-for-4.Crossing home plate three times on the day, Tocci finished with a team-high three runs scored.
- James Angel (0-2) allowed five earned runs in 2.0 innings in the losing effort for Marietta, while Tommy Crowl, Kordell Antill and Jacob Baker also saw time on the mound for the Pioneers.
- Tasked with the start, senior Jackson Volle improved to 2-0 on the season, allowing just one hit and striking out five in 6.0 innings on the mound. Mike Dow '19, David Brinkley '19 and Andrew Ferrero '19 each tossed 1.0 inning in relief, with Dow and Ferrero each recording two strikeouts and Brinkley adding another.
BY THE NUMBERS
- The Purple & White pitching staff combined 10 strikeouts and allowed seven hits and one earned run, while the Pioneers staff gave up 13 hits and walked five while blanking nine hitters.
- Amherst left 10 runners on base while Marietta stranded 11.
- Purple & White hitters notched four extra base hits, including three doubles and a homerun.
- Amherst concludes its eight-game Spring Break trip tomorrow, Sunday, March 19 when they face SUNY-Canton and No. 9 Wooster in a double-header in Port Charlotte, Fla. at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.