The Hanover College baseball squad dropped a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference games against Anderson University in Anderson, Ind.
Anderson posted a 12-3 win in the first game, then completed a three-game sweep with a 6-1 victory in the series finale.
The Ravens led 5-0 after two innings in the opener, then added four runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to construct a 12-0 lead.
Hanover scratched the scoreboard with a run in the seventh inning. The Panthers added two more runs in the eight for the final margin.
Senior rightfielder Kolton Chapman (Lynnville, Ind.) and junior designated hitter Ryan Johns (Cincinnati, Ohio) had two hits apiece to account for four of the squad’s seven hits.
Johns led off the seventh inning with a solo homer – his team-leading third of the season. He also hit a run-scoring single in the eighth.
Senior pitcher Andrew Roby (Shepherdsville, Ky.) worked the first three and one-third innings on the mound. Roby (2-5) allowed five hits and eight earned runs. He walked four and tallied three strikeouts.
Anderson (22-11; 15-7 HCAC) used a four-run third inning to build a 5-0 lead in the second game. Hanover scored in the top of the sixth, but the Ravens countered with a run in the seventh for the 6-1 win.
Senior designated hitter D.C. Craig (Carrollton, Ky.) and junior catcher Nolan Hall (Knightstown, Ind.) had two hits apiece and the Panthers totaled eight in the contest.
Chapman scored Hanover’s run in the sixth. He led off the frame with a single and swiped second base. He later scored on a two-out base hit by Johns.
Freshman hurler Gino Chumas (Elkhart, Ind.), making his second collegiate start, was pegged with the loss. Chumas (1-1) scattered seven hits and five earned runs in two innings.
Senior Chip Hockenbury (Elizabeth, Ind.) tossed the final six innings. Hockenbury surrendered four hits and one run. He fanned five and issued one walk.
Published Saturday, April 26, 2014