RICHMOND, Indiana – Heidelberg University scored 12 runs in the top of the fifth inning, propelling to Student Princes to a 24-11 victory over the Earlham College baseball team at Sadler Stadium on Thursday.
Heidelberg (7-4) batted around twice in the top of the fifth inning. In total, the Student Princes scored 12 runs on nine hits including eight runs with two outs. Four Quaker pitchers were used in the inning.
Earlham (1-4), which trailed 2-0 early on, burst out for five runs in five hits in the third inning after scoring a single run in the fourth. The Berg would add two runs in the top of the fourth, but RBI hits from senior Eric Elkus and freshman Danny Dopp in the fifth inning plated three runs for the Quakers.
Leading 9-4, Earlham's surrendered the dozen runs in the fifth inning which put the game out of reach.
In total, 16 pitchers were used between the two squads, 10 for Earlham and six for Heidelberg, with no pitcher recording more than nine outs. Anthony Hajdu earned his first win of the year for the Student Princes, allowing no base runners and striking out one in 1.1 innings of work. Freshman Colin Greve took the loss allowing five runs on four hits in 0.1 innings pitched.
Elkus led the Quakers' offense going 2-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Dopp added three hits and two RBIs while senior Cody Krumlauf drove in three runs.
Adam Hershberger finished 4-5 with five RBIs and two walks to lead Heidelberg to victory. Joey Rydzewski added a 4-7 performance with 4 RBIs.
The game, which lasted 3:40, featured 34 runs and 35 hits, was the most runs given up by Earlham since a 21-18 loss at Franklin College on April 2 of 2016.
The Quakers will look to rebound with a three-game series against Wilmington College at Sadler Stadium this weekend.