BASEBALL: Raiders Split Final Two Games Of Spring Trip; Use 9 Run 7th Inning To Win Second Game Of The Day

Junior Zach Carlino
Junior Zach Carlino

WINTER HAVEN, Fla - - Mount Union's baseball team split two games with Hope (Mich.) falling 6-3 and used a nine run seventh inning to win 9-5 Saturday afternoon at Chain O'Lakes field #3 in Winter Haven, Florida. 

With the split, Mount Union now has a record of 8-2 on the season. 

In the second of the two games, the Flying Dutchman scored a run in the third and fourth inning and added three more in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 5-0 lead into the top of the seventh inning. 

Junior Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone) led off the seventh inning with the first of his two triples in the inning. Two batters later, junior Evan Knott (Canton/GlenOak) doubled to left center which scored Justin Jakubik(Strongsville/Strongsville) and Carlino for the Raiders first two runs of the game. Sophomore Anthony Morino (Strongsville/Strongsville) drove in the junior Lee Grosscup (Green/Green) for the Raiders third run of the inning. 

Sophomore Sean Mohney (Lodi/Cloverleaf), junior C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum) and freshman Scott Sherwood (Mentor/Mentor) all had back-to- back hits to plate three more runs for the Raiders.  

Mathis tripled and Jacubik singled to drive in two more runs to complete a nine run seventh inning as the Raiders would take a 9-5 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. 

Sophomore Brandon Bell (Strattonville, Pa./Clarion Limestone) closed the game out for the Raiders as they would go on for the 9-5 victory in the second game of the day.  

In the first game of the day, Phil Haywood got the win for the Flying Dutchman as went six innings allowed no runs on six hits while striking out six. 

Hope jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Alex Hunt singled to drive in Dawson. Hunt added his second RBI of the game and gave the Dutchman a 2-0 lead as he grounded out to third which allowed TJ Klein to score. 

The Flying Dutchman would add four more runs and would lead 6-0 after five innings.  

Carlino would double home a run in the sixth and both junior Ricky Olasz (West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin) and Knott would each add an RBI in the sixth but the Raiders would fall 6-3. 


Hope (Mich.) 6, Mount Union 3 (Mar 16, 2013 at Winter Haven, Fla.) (Game 1)


Hope (Mich.)........ 101 040 0 -  6  7  2      (2-1)

Mount Union......... 000 001 2 -  3  6  0      (7-2)


Pitchers: Hope (Mich.) - Phil Haywood; Jordan Carrigan(7) and Eric Vachon. Mount Union -

Josh Pryor; Wes Kemp(5) and Steve Mitch.

Win-Phil Haywood  Loss-Josh Pryor(0-2)  T-2:10  A-135

Weather: 70 F Sunny


Mount Union 9, Hope (Mich.) 5 (Mar 16, 2013 at Winter Haven, Fla.) (Game 2)


Mount Union......... 000 000 9 -  9 12  1      (8-2)

Hope (Mich.)........ 001 103 0 -  5  8  2      (2-2)


Pitchers: Mount Union - Tom Bekelesky; Ryan Sason(6); Brandon Bell(7) and C.J. Stotler.

Hope (Mich.) - Tom Tresh; Jordan Carrigan(6); Matt Glowacki(7) and Eric Vachon.

Win-Ryan Sason(2-0)  Loss-Jordan Carrigan  T-2:20  A-194

Weather: 70 F Sunny