Big first inning lifts baseball past Albright

Jordan Patterson (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Jordan Patterson (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

READING, Pa. - The Hood College baseball team scored five runs in the first inning and put the game out of reach with six in the eighth to defeat Albright 14-4 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth action. 

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • Kessler, Copenhaver and Sawyer all walked to load the bases with one out in the first. A wild pitch brought in Kessler and back-to-back-to-back doubles off the bats of Patterson, Wenner and Kroeger made it 4-0. 
  • Kroeger tripled in the top of the third to drive in Patterson before the Lions answered in the bottom of the inning. Albright put together three doubles with two-base hits by Logan Pennypacker, Jimmie Gentry and Logan Adams pulling Albright within 6-3 after three innings. 
  • The Lions scored again in the fifth to make it a two-run game before Hood began to pull away.
  • A sacrifice fly by Wenner made it 7-4 in the sixth and Ward led off the seventh with a solo home run for a four-run edge. 
  • In the eighth, Staton, Copenhaver, Beck and Sawyer all had RBI singles before a two-run double by Patterson made it 14-4. 

Notes

  • Hood improved to 21-9-1 overall and 12-4 in the MAC Commonwealth. 
  • Albright dropped to 10-19 and 5-11. 
  • Adams had four hits for Albright and Gentry added three. Two of Gentry's three hits were doubles. 
  • Will Tokarski took the loss. He allowed six runs in three innings. 

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