LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. - The Sewanee baseball team collected a Tuesday doubleheader split with the Covenant Scots, falling 8-7 in game one before winning 10-4 in the finale.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score, Game 1: Covenant 8, Sewanee 7
Final Score, Game 2: Sewanee (9-19) 10, Covenant (10-21) 4
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HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 1
-The bats started hot for Sewanee to open the first game of the twinbill. Riley Brandvold launched a leadoff solo shot to left center.
-After a popout, Drew Mancuso scored the second run in the frame with an RBI single.
-During Beau Allen's plate appearance, McNulty came home on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 after a half inning.
-The Scots broke the shutout in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 3-1 score.
-After a scoreless second, the Tigers' bats came out swinging again, as the first four batters reached. After Demkowicz walked and took second on a passed ball, McNulty followed with a walk of his own. However, on the fourth wide one, Demkowicz took third on a wild pitch.
-Trey Akins followed with an RBI single to bring home Demkowicz from third, and Mancuso followed with an RBI double that scored McNulty.
-The Tigers made it a 7-1 contest after a Jack Galanek two-run double to score Mancuso and Akins.
-With the Tigers not scoring the remainder of the contest, the home team took advantage, scoring seven unanswered runs from the bottom of the third inning on, including tying the contest at seven runs each after four innings of play.
-From the fourth inning on, the Tigers stranded five runners on base, including two in the seventh.
-The Scots, in the bottom of the seventh, won the contest on a wild pitch.
HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 2
-After Covenant started the contest with an RBI double, the visitors answered with eight unanswered runs, six in the second and two in the third.
-With the bases loaded, Jared Demkowicz scorched a triple to bring everybody around the base paths home to make it 3-1.
-Chris McNulty followed with an RBI single to score Demkowicz to make it 4-1.
-Following a Covenant pitching change, Trey Akins sailed a homer over the left field wall to cap the six-run frame.
-Riley Brandvold laced a double to bring home Woolard, and the score improved to 8-1 after three.
-Covenant responded with two runs in the fourth before Sewanee answered with two runs in the sixth. Brandvold recorded his second home run of the day with a leadoff shot to left field.
-Mancuso put the Tigers into double digits in the run column with an RBI single to score Demkowicz.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Drew Mancuso recorded a double en route to a 3-for-4 day in the opener with two RBI and a run scored.
-Riley Brandvold two homers as he finished 1-for-3 in game one and 2-for-4 in game two.
-Sam Murray started for Sewanee in game one, and he allowed four earned on six hits in three innings.
-Andrew Minkkinen (0-1) suffered the loss in relief, allowing the winning run.
-In game two, Andrew Naspinski allowed three earned on six hits and two walks in 3.2 innings on the mound.
-Daniel McDonnell (1-3) recorded the win, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings with two punchouts.
COVENANT KEY STATISTICS
-John Mitchell launched a homer in game one en route to a 2-for-4 performance at the plate with two RBI and runs scored each.
-Devin Cerrato and Tyler Moore each recorded a double as they finished with two hits each. Cerrato also drove in two runs.
-Adam Carver (3-2) tossed five innings of relief, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks.
-Conor Austin (0-1) only went 1.2 innings on the mound, allowing five earned on four walks and three hits.
Sewanee next travels to Jackson, Miss. for a three-game series with the Majors of Millsaps College, beginning on Saturday.