Big Inning Fuels Win over Franklin & Marshall

Nathan Kessler
Nathan Kessler

LANCASTER, Pa. - Hood College erupted for nine runs in the sixth inning to pull away from Franklin & Marshall in a 15-5 win over the Diplomats. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Nathan Kessler tied the school's single game record with four runs scored. The sophomore went 2 for 3 with a triple and two walks. 
  • Kessler was one of five Blazers who drew multiple walks as Hood set its team record with 14 walks in the game. Three of those bases on balls went to Dylan Johnson, tying the school record. 
  • Jordan Patterson scored three runs, drove in two, doubled and walked twice. 
  • Brooks Warrenfeltz finished 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two walks. 
  • Wayne Baldwin went 2 for 4, scored twice, doubled and drove in three. 
  • Drake Friend finished 2 for 5 with a triple. 
  • Josh Gall walked twice. 
  • All the offense overshadowed a strong performance from the Hood bullpen. Four relievers combined dto allow just two hits in 5.2 innings. Paul Jackson went three innings in relief and allowed just one hit while striking out three for the win. Riley Fitzgerald and Jake Franke followed him with scoreless innings of relief. 

How it Happened

  • Hood (18-17) trailed 5-4 heading into the top of the sixth, but with one out, eight straight batters reached base. Cam Esposito doubled in a run to tie the game. Kessler walked to load the bases and Patterson followed with another free pass to drive in the winning run. An RBI ground ball by Josh Greenberg was misplayed and the bases remained loaded with one out. Another bases loaded walk, this one to Johnson, made it 8-5. A Warrenfeltz single put Hood ahead by four. 
  • With two outs and the bases loaded, Baldwin cleared the bases with a double to left for a 12-5 lead. Baldwin came home on a RBI triple by Friend for the final run of the inning. 
  • Bases loaded walks to Warrenfeltz and Gall stretched the Blazers' lead to 15-5 in the seventh.

Notes

  • Michael Caron was the lone Diplomat with two hits in the game. 
  • Franklin & Marshall (19-17-1) used 10 pitchers in the game. Jake Amorello, the fifth pitcher used, allowed five runs in 0.1 innings to take the loss. 

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Hood hosts Widener on Friday, April 28. 

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