Baseball Wins Fourth Straight Blasting Pitt-Greensburg, 20-7
(WINTER HAVEN, FL)—Mount Union had a season-high 20 runs on 19 hits in a 20-7 rout of Pitt-Greensburg Tuesday at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Florida.
The Purple Raiders have now won four games in a row and stand at 4-1 overall. In those four games, Mount Union has average 12.7 runs and 13 hits per game.
Junior centerfielder Greg Ferrell (Uniontown/Green) once again led the offensive explosion as he had three hits drove in a run and scored four runs.
Fellow juniors in first baseman Dan Henderson (Canton/GlenOak) and Ty Wood (Hudson/Hudson) along with sophomore second baseman Mike Griffith (Louisville/East Canton) each drove in three runs as 10 different Raiders got hits on the day.
Mount Union also got another solid outing on the mound, this time from sophomore Beau Smith (Frederick, MD/Frederick) who after surrendering five runs all with two outs over the first two innings scattered three hits over the next three scoreless innings of work to pick up the win.
The game was tied at 5-5 after three innings before Mount Union blasted through with an eight run fifth inning. In the frame, the first two runners reached and a ground out left runners at second and third. With first base open, the Bobcats decided to intentionally walked Connor Nell (Powell/Olentangy) then Alan Krontz (Kent/Field) drove in two runs on a single, after that the next eight Raiders reached on an error, two walks and five hits. When the dust finally settled eight runs had crossed the plate and Mount Union had a 13-5 lead.
Mount Union had another big inning with a six runs in the seventh and tacked on a run on the eighth while the Bobcats put two more runs on the board for the 20-7 final.
The Raiders next play Webster (MO) Thursday at 9 am at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, FL.