Eight Run Fifth Pads Explosive Offensive Performance Against Corsairs

Eight Run Fifth Pads Explosive Offensive Performance Against Corsairs

AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- Amherst College sent 12 men to the plate in the fifth inning and plated eight runs on their way to an 18-5 victory over UMass Dartmouth in Spring Break baseball action from Lake Myrtle Stadium.

Chase Henley '19 drove in four runs, Kai Terada Herzer '21, Joe Palmo '21 and William Murphy '20 knocked in three apiece and seven different Mammoths crossed the plate on more than one occasion.

Henley opened the scoring with a two run double down the left field line to plate Stephen Burke '21 and Nick Nardone '19. Terada Herzer, who was 3-4 with two runs scored, singled to the same spot in the second to score Daniel Qin '22 and Rob Casey III '20.

Palmo doubled twice and now has five extra-base hits in four games. He knocked home Terada-Herzer with a two-bagger to left-center then scored on a single by Nardone, and Amherst led 6-0 after two innings.

Burke was on base four times with a hit and three walks, while Nardone had two of Amherst's 18 hits and knocked in a pair.

Qin singled with the bases loaded to start the rally in the fifth. Terada-Herzer drove in a run with a base hit up the middle, and then Palmo plated two more with a double to right field.

Junior catcher Severino Simeone capped the inning with a triple to left center to score Murphy, who had chased home Burke with an RBI hit. Murphy added two more RBI with a double to left in the bottom of the sixth, following a sacrifice fly by Burke.

Topher Brown '20 scored twice off the Amherst bench, including in the eighth when Henley lifted a sacrifice fly to center field for his fourth RBI of the day.

Chris Wood was 2-3 with three RBI for the Corsairs (3-4), who rapped out eleven hits. Catcher Jack Harrington went 2-3 and scored a run.

Wilson Taylor '19 yielded just one run in five innings to pick up his first win of the season for Amherst. Jordan Aucoin '21 and Jason Marshall '21 each pitched shutout innings of relief.

Chase Hussey fell to 0-1 for UMass Dartmouth, who threw eight different pitchers. Hussey yielded five runs over 1+ innings on six hits. 

Amherst improves to 3-1 on the year and gets a day off tomorrow before picking up again Thursday with a single game against Wisconsin Stevens Point at 12:30 PM.