Ephs post first victory with 11-6 decision over Whittier

Ephs post first victory with 11-6 decision over Whittier

WHITTIER, CA — Four players had two hits and another three Friday as the Williams College baseball team posted its first victory of the season via an 11-6 decision over Whittier College.

The Ephs (1-2) finished with 14 hits in total, and senior Tyler Duff (1-0) was the beneficiary, picking up a win in his first start of the season. The Ephs are at Whittier again tomorrow for a contest which begins at 12 p.m. PST. 

Friday, Williams scored four times in the fifth and four times in the sixth to break the game wide open. Sophomore Kellen Hatheway got things started in the fifth when he led off with a solo home run to give the Ephs a 4-3 lead. 

Two hit batsman and a Nathan Michalski sacrifice bunt later, Adam Regensburg ripped a two-run double to right-center field for a 6-3 advantage. With two outs, Adam Dulsky singled home Regensburg from second. 

In the Williams sixth, Jack Cloud led off with a bunt single and Hatheway shot a single into right that chased Cloud to third. Jack Roberts' sacrifice fly made it 8-3 Williams. After a Doug Schaffer single sent Hatheway to third, the duo pulled off the rare double steal, with Hatheway taking home for a six-run lead. 

Michalski then doubled to score Schaffer and, with two outs, David Kwan came through with an RBI-single that scored Michalski. 

That was more than enough for Duff, who went the first six frames. He allowed six hits and six runs, five earned, while walking two and striking out no one. He allowed a three-run double to pinch-hitter Charlie Mayfield in the bottom of the sixth, but got out of the inning with Mayfield stranded at second. 

Will O'Brien came on and tossed two hitless innings of relief, striking out one, and Marcus Colella finished up in the ninth, fanning two batters. 

Michael Stamas went 3 for 5 with a double for the Ephs. Hatheway was 2 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Regensburg was 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored. Cloud was 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Michalski was 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored. 

 

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