PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Williams College baseball team saw its season-opening 5-game win streak come to an end Saturday as the Ephs dropped a 5-0 decision to Denison University.
Williams (5-1) has Sunday off before getting back into action Monday woth a doubleheader against Kalamazoo College beginning at 11 a.m.
Eph junior Charlie Carpenter locked horns wth Denison starter Taylor Perrett Saturdaythrough 2 1/2 innings before the Big Red scratched out a run in the bottom of the third on a one-out single by Grady Paine. From there Denison would add two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one final run in the seventh for the 5-0 victory.
Perrett threw six scoreless innings for the win, while Henry Haack went the final three frames for the save. Williams left 10 men on base in the loss, and had eight hits in the contest. Doug Schaffer was 2 for 4 with a double.
The Ephs threatend in the sixth when, with two outs, Schaffer and Matt Adventuro singled, but Perrett fanned the final batter to end the frame. In the Ephs' eighth, again with two outs, Schaffer doubled and Adventuro walked. A wild pitch moved them to second and third, but a pop out to second ended the inning.
Carpenter took the loss, going five innings and giving up seven hits, four runs, three earned, while walking two batters and striking out two. Nehemiah Wilson and Nate Orluk both tossed scoreless innings of relief for the Ephs.