Hanover College’s baseball team was swept by Earlham College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader, Saturday, April 27, in Richmond, Ind.
Earlham blanked Hanover, 5-0, in the first game. The Panthers, now 15-19 overall and 8-13 in the HCAC, fell 11-6 in the second contest.
Hanover limited the Quakers to just six hits in the opening game, but the Panthers offense generated only four hits in the setback.
Freshman designated hitter Daniel Campbell (North Vernon, Ind.) had two of Hanover’s hits. Senior first baseman Ryan Grau (Cincinnati, Ohio) accounted for the Panthers’ sole extra-base hit with a double and also reached base on a walk.
Junior pitcher Mitch Hunnicutt (Seymour, Ind.) scattered six hits and allowed four earned runs through five innings on the mound. Hunnicutt (4-4) had three walks and three strikeouts.
Earlham used a pair of run-scoring singles in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fourth to build a 4-0 lead. The Quakers added a run in the fifth on an infield error and two base hits.
Sophomore Clint Jones (Bloomington, Ind.) relieved in the sixth and tossed three hitless innings with three strikeouts.
The teams were tied at 3-3 after four innings in the second contest before Earlham scored twice in the fifth and six times in the sixth inning to pull away.
Hanover scored three runs in the eighth for the final tally.
Sophomore shortstop Ryan Johns (Cincinnati, Ohio) collected three of the Panthers’ nine hits. He was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs-batted-in and two runs scored.
He knocked in two runs in the fourth inning with a double to center field. He also pushed a run across the plate with a two-out single in the eighth.
Senior hurler Andrew Roby (Shepherdsville, Ky.) worked the first five and one-third innings. Roby (5-4) gave up six hits and six earned runs. He walked four and posted three strikeouts.
Sophomore Adam Lane (Washington, Ind.) was tagged for three runs in one-third of an inning of relief.
Sophomore Alex Lantz (Indianapolis, Ind.) tossed the final two and one-third innings, allowing five hits and two runs.
Published Saturday, April 27, 2013