CHANDLER, AZ. — Seniors Taylor Mikell and Zach Stone drove in four runs apiece Monday as the Williams College baseball team rolled to its seventh straight victory with a 17-2 rout of Thomas College at Snedigar Park.
The Ephs banged out 21 hits en route to improving their record to 7-5 overall. They play Thomas again Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Mikell was 4 for 6 with four RBI and Stone 3 for 5 with four RBI to lead the Ephs. Robin Allemand, Al Mathews, Barrett Allison and Chase Davenport all had two hits for Williams.
Sophomore Wilson Barr was the benefactor of all the offense, throwing six solid innings and allowing six hits while walking two and striking out five. Only one of the two runs he allowed was earned. Tom Hester, Dan Marcet and Stone each tossed one inning of scoreless relief.
The Ephs took a 1-0 lead in the first when lead-off hitter Stephen Maier singled and stole second. With one out, Mathews scored him with an RBI-single. Williams broke it open with a seven-run fourth inning that made the score 8-0.
Pat Barren led off with a walk and Chad Brown eached on an error. Mikell singled home Barren to make it 2-0. Stone followed by roping a two-run double for a 4-0 edge. With one out, James Allison plated Stone with a grounder to short.
Maier kept the inning going by reaching on an error. Allemand singled him to third and stole second base. On the play, Maier stole home. Mathews then lined an RBI-double. Barren scored him with a single to cap the frame.