Ephs drop pair in Arizona

Nate Michalski '17
Nate Michalski '17

TUCSON, AZ. -- The Williams College baseball team lost a twinbill Wednesday, dropping a 10-8 decison to Lewis & Clark University and then a 15-4 decision to Oberlin College.

The Ephs have lost four straight and stand at 1-4 after three days of their spring trip. They have the day off Thursday before playing Bethel and Buena Vista Friday.

In the nightcap, the Ephs rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 lead with two runs in the third and two more in the fourth. In the third, David Rosas got things going with a one-out single. Adam Regensburg drew a walk and Kellen Hatheway lined a single to left that scored Rosas. Jack Roberts followed with a single to center that tied the game, but Oberlin starter Harrison Wollman wiggled out of the inning with a strikeout and a pop out.

In the Williams fourth, Jack Cloud led off with a double down the left-field line. He was sacrificed to third on a bunt by Alex Panstares and scored when Nathan Michalski singled up the middle. Rosas walked and Regensburg then grounded a 2-0 pitch through the right side to score Michalski for a 4-2 lead.

Oberlin responded with five runs in the bottom of the frame, taking a 7-4 lead and knocking Eph starter Will O'Brien from the game. 

Williams had nine hits in the loss. Hatheway was 2 for 5 with an RBI. 

In Wednesday's opener the Ephs fell behind 7-0 and never could quite catch up.  Down 10-5, the Ephs scored twice in the seventh and once in the ninth to climb within two, but the rally died there. 

In the seventh, Rosas and Regensburg had run-scoring singles, and the Ephs had the bases loaded with two outs, but Roberts liner to first was caught to end the threat. 

Roberts singled in a run in the ninth, bringing the tying run to the plate, but Doug Schaffer grounded out to third to end the game. 

Williams had 11 hits in the loss, with Roberts going 3 for 5 with three RBI and Hatheway going 3 for 6 with a double. Regensburg was 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored. 

Michalski took the loss, allowing six hits and seven runs, six earned, over two innings.

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