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.
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.
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.