Tigers complete three-game sweep of Earlham

Tigers complete three-game sweep of Earlham

Story by student-athlete Ryan Tillman

SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 5, 2017) - The Sewanee baseball team earned a three-game sweep of visiting Earlham Sunday with a 13-9 win at historic Montgomery Field.

Sewanee is now 7-7 overall with all seven victories coming in the last nine contests.

Sewanee lefthander Josh Roberts got the nod in game three. Despite coming off a shaky start last week versus Wheaton, the sophomore fought for 5.1 innings that saw six hits and six runs come across the plate. He was relieved by Daniel McDonnell, who came on in the sixth inning and gave up only three runs (one earned).

Ineffective performances on defense was salvaged by a determined Tiger offense. Sewanee proved they could remain stable under the pressure as the Tigers battled back from an 8-4 deficit in the sixth inning with nine runs over the next two innings.

The top of the lineup represented the entirety of Sewanee's offensive production, accounting for 12 of the purple and gold's 13 runs.

Outfielder Jared Demkowicz continued to play well, as the freshman roped three hits and knocked in four runs on the day. Beau Allen stroked a clutch two-out double scoring Max Murray, adding to the Sewanee lead in the fourth inning. The offensive was capped by Trey Akins, who laced a single in the seventh to plate Allen, helping solidify the Sewanee victory.

Sewanee will look to keep its winning streak going with a 2:00 p.m. contest against Edgewood, Thursday.

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