PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Amherst College baseball team wrapped up its Spring Break trip with a doubleheader Sunday, plating 11 unanswered runs to record a walk off victory against SUNY-Canton before falling to ninth-ranked Wooster, 11-2.
With the split, Amherst's overall record moves to 3-5.
SUNY-CANTON HIGHLIGHTS: Amherst 12, SUNY 11
- Down 10-0 following two innings of action, Amherst battled back, including a big five run performance in the sixth, and two runs in the ninth to clinch the 11-10 walk off victory.
- Amherst edged the Kangaroos in hits, 14-13, and left six runners on base to SUNY-Canton's four.
- Each going 3-for-5 with a double Anthony Spina '17 and Ryan Hardin '18 led the Purple & White in hits, while Spina finished with three runs scored.
- Serverino Tocci '20, Will Murphy '20 and Nick Nardone '19 all finished with two hits in the outing, while Chase Henley '19 notched a team-high four RBI.
- Landry Mayo '20 pitched 1.1 innings for the Purple & White to start the game, while Zach Horwitz '20 threw 6.2 innings in relief, striking out five and allowing no earned runs. Entering the game in the top of the ninth, Andrew Ferrero '19 (1-0) earned the win, striking out one and allowing one hit.
WOOSTER HIGHLIGHTS: Amherst 2, Wooster 11
- Amherst posted two runs in the fifth and tacked on one more in the seventh but a strong start by Wooster proved too difficult a task to overcome as the Fighting Scots claimed the 11-3 win.
- Wooster owned a 12-7 edge in hits in the contest, while Amherst stranded nine runners on base in the matchup.
- Junior Harry Roberson reached base twice on a fielder's choice led the Purple & White with two RBI, while Max Steinhorn '18 finished 1-for-4 with a walk at the plate.
- Yanni Thanopoulos '17 and Tocci each finished 2-for-4 at the dish, with each hitter notching a double, while Henley belted Amherst final hit to go 1-for-3.
- Nanak Saran earned the win for Wooster to improve to 2-0, allowing three hits and two earned runs and 6.0 innings. Jacob Pries, Alec Hammond and Michael Whitaker combined to close out the final three innings.
- Wilson Taylor '19 (0-2) took the loss for the Purple & White, striking out two and allowing eight hits in 2.0 innings. George Long '17, Chris Baldi '17 and David Brinkley '19 also saw time on the mound, throwing 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0 innings, respectively.
- Amherst returns to action on Sunday, March 26 when they welcome Wheaton to Memorial Field for their 2017 home opener. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.