Baseball Blanks Berea in Second Day of Huntingdon Firehouse Classic

Baseball Blanks Berea in Second Day of Huntingdon Firehouse Classic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Six runs in the middle innings was the deciding factor for the Sewanee baseball team, as the Tigers downed the Mountaineers of Berea, 8-0, Saturday afternoon from Riverwalk Stadium on Day 2 of the Huntingdon Firehouse Classic.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (2-0) 8, Berea (0-2) 0
Winning Pitcher: Dalton Buckingham (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Aaron Duncan (0-1)
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers struck first on their first trips to the plate. After a Jared Demkowicz walk, Carter Huffman followed with a two-run shot.

-In the fourth, after back-to-back free passes by Tyler Dunbar and Max Murray, Josh Roberts moved the runners up on a sacrifice to put the runners at second and third.

-Riley Brandvold followed with a sacrifice fly to bring home Dunbar, and Wesley Christian made it a 4-0 game with an RBI single.

-Sewanee tacked on two more runs in the fifth on a two-run triple by Murray.

-The Purple and Gold then added two more runs in the sixth on back-to-back RBI hits by Demkowicz and Huffman.

-For the game, the Tigers showed great patience at the plate thanks to seven walks to go with the team's six hits.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Carter Huffman finished the day with a 2-for-4 day at the plate with a homer and a double and three RBI.

-Jared Demkowicz and Wesley Christian each contributed a hit and a run batted in during the contest.

-Dalton Buckingham (1-0) allowed three hits in five shutout innings, striking out five.

BEREA KEY STATISTICS
- Nicholas Bottom led Berea with a two-hit day and reached base in three out of four trips.

-Aaron Duncan (0-1) allowed four earned runs on three hits and walks each.

UP NEXT
Sewanee wraps up play at the Classic Sunday with a contest against the hosts of Huntingdon College.

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