Hiwassee uses long ball to outlast Sewanee, 16-10

Hiwassee uses long ball to outlast Sewanee, 16-10

SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 24, 2015) – Four homeruns, 16 hits, including eight for extra bases, led visiting Hiwassee to a 16-10 win over the Sewanee baseball team Tuesday afternoon at Montgomery Field.

The Tigers dropped to 8-11 overall while Hiwassee improved to 9-11.

The visiting team wasted little time getting on the board as Hiwassee opened the top of the first with two runs on three hits.

However, Sewanee would answer back in the bottom half of the inning as Gus Myer, Jackson Cooper, and Tyler Minkkinen all drove in runs.

After a scoreless second inning, both teams would plate two runs in the third. That included a two-run blast by Hiwassee catcher Alex Huddleston with no outs.

The score continued to rise over the next three innings with Sewanee taking a 10-9 lead into the top of the seventh. However, Hiwassee scored five unanswered runs to take a 14-10 advantage after seven innings.

The visiting Tigers then added two more runs in the top of the eighth.

Overall, Hiwassee had a strong offensive output by the top of its order. The first five batters in the lineup combined for 13 hits, 10 runs, 13 RBI, and four homeruns.

Sewanee was led at the plate by Cooper and Mikkinen, who both had three hits and three RBI. Cooper also finished with two doubles and three runs scored while Mikkinen scored once and had a double.

As a team, Sewanee finished with 14 hits.

The Tigers will now return to Southern Athletic Association (SAA) action with a three-game road series starting Saturday at No. 4 Birmingham-Southern.

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