FORT MYERS, Fla. — First year Sam Rohrer threw five shutout innings Thursday while his teammates collected 15 hits en route to a 15-1 Eph victory over Edgewood College.
Senior Doug Schaffer went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI in the win as the Ephs improved to 3-0 on their trip to the Sunshine State. Friday, Williams will take on Johns Hopkins at 9 a.m. before battling Bethel (Mn.) at 12 p.m.
In the win over Edgewood, the Ephs scored at least one run in six of the first seven frames. With two outs and no one on in the first, Kellen Hatheway was hit by a pitch. Erik Mini singled, and Schaffer followed with a two-run triple to get the scoring started. With two out and no one on in the second, Philip Barnett singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored when Mike Stamas laced an RBI-single.
Williams led 6-0 and blew the game wide open with a four-run sixth inning. An error allowed Eric Pappas, who had walked, score the first run of the frame. Schaffer lofted a sacrifice fly for another run before senior Alex Panstares roped a double to plate another. First year Matt Aventuro had an RBI-single to cap the uprising. First-year David Driscoll capped the Williams scoring with a two-run home run, his first collegiate home run and hit.
Hatheway was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored for the Ephs, while Mini went 2 for 5 with 3 runs scored.
Rohrer allowed only two hits over five innings and walked just one while fanning four batters. Tom Benz tossed a scoreless inning, and Nate Orluk finished up with a blank frame, striking out two batters.