TUCSON, AZ. -- The Williams College baseball team dropped a 13-11 decision to Luther College Tuesday.
The Ephs fell to 1-2 on the season. They place twice Wednesday, taking on Lewis & Clark at 10 a.m. MST and facing Oberlin at 5 p.m. MST.
The Ephs outhit Luther 15-13 in the contest but could not overcome a big nine-run first inning put together by their opponents.
Williams took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Doug Schaffer and Adam Dulsky belted out RBI-doubles, but Luther responded with nine runs. Williams first year starter Jake Bohen lasted just one-third of an innings, allowing four hits an eight runs, seven earned, while walking three and striking out no one. Ryan Vjums and Alex Weber had two-run singles in the frame for Luther.
Two runs in the third and three more in the fourth brought the Ephs as close as 10-7. Jack Roberts singled a run home in the third and scored on Dulsky's second double in as many at-bats. In the fourth, David Rosas ripped an RBI-single, Adam Regensburg notched an RBI-double and Roberts had an RBI-groundout.
The Ephs climbed closer in the top of the eighth when, after a Roberts' sacrifice fly, Schaffer roped a two-run triple. But that was as close as the Ephs would get as Collin Nimrod blanked them in the ninth, allowing just a single, to pick up the save.
Tyler Duff did yeoman's work on the hill for Williams, throwing 7 2/3 innings of relief. He gave up nine hits and five runs, all earned, while walking three and striking out no one.
Schaffer was 3 for 5 with three RBI and three runs scored. Dulsky was 3 for 5 with two RBI.