Posted: Apr 12, 2014
The victories put the Quakers at 13-13 overall and 5-8 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Hanover is 8-15, 4-9.
The Quakers broke open the first game of the twinbill in the seventh inning with five runs.
Devin Spurgon gave the Quakers a 1-0 lead in the sixth when he knocked in a run on a fielder's choice to set up the offensive outburst one inning later.
Josh Parr singled to start in frame, while Nate Lynch and Ethan Bailey followed with walks. Thomas Rea had a RBI single to make it 2-0.
Ryan McCray produced a run with a single, but on the same play the Panthers helped the Earlham cause with an error that allowed Lynch and Bailey to score
The final run of the inning came on a wild pitch, which had McCray scoring to make it 6-0.
RBI doubles by Ryan Hayes and Matt Barger in the ninth finished the scoring for the Quakers.
Hanover picked up its only run in the bottom of the ninth against Nate Hube (3-3), who tossed a complete game for the Quakers. Hube gave up an unearned run on six hits with seven strikeouts.
Rea led the Quakers with three hits and Parr added two hits.
Hanover started the second game with a run in the first inning off Earlham starter Matt Brankle (1-3). Brankle would go the distance in the contest to get the win as he gave up two runs on four hits with 11 strikeouts.
The Quakers answered quickly in the second frame to go on top 2-1. Cody Krumlauf tied the game with a sacrifice fly and the Quakers added the other run on a Hanover error.
In the fourth, Earlham expanded it lead to 5-1. Krumlauf knocked in a run on a fielder's choice with Rea and McCray following with RBI singles.
The Panthers scored their next run in the fifth, but the Quakers added a pair in the sixth on a two-run homer by Rea. McCray finished the scoring for the Quakers in the eighth with a RBI single.
McCray had four hits to lead the Quakers, while Alex Arovits finished with three hits. Rea and Parr had two hits apiece.
The two squads finish their HCAC series on Sunday with a single contest beginning at noon.
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