CLAREMONT, CA — Kellen Hatheway's red-hot bat parlayed with the efficient pitching of first year hurlers Sean Hager and Kyle Dean pushed the Williams College baseball team past Claremont Mudd Scripps 5-2 Sunday, the Ephs third consecutive win.
Williams improved to 3-2 with the victory. The Ephs have Monday off as they travel from California to Arizona. They will play Gustavus Adolphus Tuesday at 11 a.m. MST.
Sunday the Ephs scored single tallies in the first, second and third innings to build Hager a lead he would not have trouble holding onto. Hatheway led the Ephs' nine-hit attack by going 4 for 5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI.
In the Ephs first, Hatheway doubled with one out and scored when Jack Roberts immediately followed with an RBI-double. In the second, an error and a passed ball allowed Adam Dulsky to reach second with two outs. Senior Jackson Parese came through with a single up the middle to score him and make it 2-0.
In the Williams third, Hatheway led off with a double, moved to third on Roberts' sacrifice bunt, and scored when Doug Schaffer's fly to right was just deep enough to plate the runner for a 3-0 lead.
Hatheway scattered six hits over the first six innings. He waked only two and struck out two, and was aided by some timely Ephs defense that produced three rally-quelching double plays over thise six innings.
The Ephs added another run in the fifth when Parese led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Jack Cloud and scored on Hatheway's single to right field. CMS closed within 4-2 with a singlw run off Dean in the eighth, but Michael Stamas reached on a fielder's choice in the ninth, stole second and scored on Hatheway's two-out, RBI-single up the middle.
Dean picked up his first collegiate save, hurling the final three innings and allowing just one hit, a single, whlle walking two and striking out no one. At the dish, Parese was 2 for 3 with an RBI and run scored, while Roberts was 2 for 4 with an RBI.