AMELIA, Ohio – The Earlham College baseball team won its 10th consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) midweek contest with a 5-1 victory at Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) on Wednesday evening.
Earlham opened the scoring in the second inning when junior Kendal Baker hit an infield single scoring freshman Isaiah Shake. After freshman starter Kyle Gorman sat down the Lions in order in the bottom of the third inning, freshman Danny Dopp grounded out to third base scoring senior Matt Barger, who led off the inning with a double.
The Quakers would add a run on a wild pitch in the fifth and scored two more unearned runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Mount St. Joseph scored its lone run on a double in the seventh inning.
Gorman improved to 2-0 on the season allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out five in seven innings of work. Senior Howie Smith and freshman Spencer Owen closed out the final two innings allowing just one hit each.
Mike Hilliard took the loss for MSJ allowing one unearned run and walking three batters in two innings of work.
The Quakers tallied just five hits as a team with two of them coming from senior Matt Barger. Zak Farmer was the lone Lion to tally two hits.
Earlham improves to 12-9 overall and 7-5 in HCAC play. The Quakers travel to Defiance College for a three-game series this weekend.