Dykes powers Sewanee to an 11-5 win over Springfield

Dykes powers Sewanee to an 11-5 win over Springfield

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (March 17, 2015) – Behind another strong offensive performance, the Sewanee baseball team rolled to an 11-5 win over Springfield, Tuesday, in Auburndale, Fla.

The Tigers are now 6-7 overall after back-to-back wins to start their spring break trip.

Sewanee broke the game open in the top of the second scoring eight runs on four hits while taking advantage of three Springfield errors.

After a leadoff walk by Michael Walker, Tony Dykes crushed a two-run homerun to give Sewanee a 2-0 lead. Sewanee then scored two more runs on back-to-back errors by Springfield. With two outs and Walker back at the plate, the senior outfielder drove in three with a single. Dykes would then rip a double that scored Walker from first.

The Tigers would go on and add a run in the top of the third and two runs in the eighth.

Sewanee reliever Charlie Morrow got the win after giving up only one run in 3.0 innings of work.

Overall, Dykes finished with three RBI with two hits, both for extra bases. Walker also added two hits while Nathaniel Howard finished 3-for-5 with a run scored.

Springfield starter Jack Baldwin was charged with the loss after allowing nine runs (four earned) in 5.0 innings.

Sewanee returns to action with a 6:00 p.m. (EST) game against Colby-Sawyer, Wednesday.

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