Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Thomas College, 8-0, 5-2

Photo by Monty Rand
Photo by Monty Rand

Game 1: Husson 8, Thomas 0

Conor Maguire and the Eagles wasted little time grabbing a lead they would hold onto for the duration of game one. Maguire singled on one of the first pitches of the game. Ryan Rebar, an out later, walked, which set the table for Sam Huston. The sophomore blasted a 1-0 pitch over the left field fence for his first career homerun. Rebar and Maguire scored on the round tripper. Christian Corneil singled and Alex Chapman was hit by a pitch. Logan Rogerson, with two outs, lined a ball into the left center gap scoring both Chapman and Corneil. The Eagles led 5-0 after the first.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Sam Huston crushed another homerun. It was a no doubter off of the bat. Husson's catcher extended his team's lead to 6-0 after two innings.

The Eagles padded their lead in the bottom of the 6th inning with a pair of bases loaded walks from Corneil and Chapman. The runs were both unearned due to an error by the Thomas second baseman. The 8-0 lead stood for the home team. 

Ben Holmes (2-0) started the game and went 6.0 innings for the Eagles. He allowed zero runs while striking out five. Blake Slicer threw the 7th and final inning. Sam Huston provided the offense for Husson. He hit two homeruns while driving in four. Logan Rogerson pushed across two RBI for his squad, while Christian Corneil and Alex Chapman each chipped in one RBI in the victory. 

Kyle Fletcher (0-3) took the loss for the Terriers. He allowed five earned runs in 0.2 innings of work. Jaicob Flores, Brandon Hubbard, and Nate Martin combined the finish the game. They allowed three runs (one earned) over the final 5.1 innings. Darren Kelly and Hank Vinall combined for five hits in the loss.

Game 2: Husson 5, Thomas 2 

Sam Huston continued his torrid stretch at the plate by leading off the bottom of the 2nd inning with a double down the left field line. The next batter, Christian Corneil, walked. David Hutchins followed with a frozen rope single to center, loading the bases. Matt Smith was hit by the next pitch thrown by Matt Rutherford forcing Huston across home plate. Nick Guerrette, a freshman, wasted little time in his first action at the Winkin Complex. He lifted a sacrifice fly to right field that was deep enough for Corneil to score from third base.  Alex Chapman worked the count full and earned a bases loaded walk for the third Husson run of the inning. 

Husson's starting first baseman, Huston, was once again involved with the Eagles scoring opportunities. He led off the bottom of the third inning with a double off the left field fence. Hutchins continued his success in the batter's box with a RBI single down the right field line. Huston came around to score pushing their lead to 4-0.

Sam Huston is the main cog in the engine that is Husson's offense. He lined another double down the left field line that scored Ryan Rebar, who reached earlier on a throwing error by the Thomas short stop. 

Grant Corbin, in the top of the 6th inning, hit a 2-run home run. The Terriers trailed 5-2 after the 6thinning. The score would hold as Husson swept the doubleheader at the Harold Alfond Diamond. 

Tommy Burns (2-1) went 6.0 innings allowing two runs and striking out four for his second win of the season. Jesse Colford threw the 7th inning and picked up the save. Sam Huston paced the Eagle offense with three doubles and one RBI. Hutchins, Chapman, Matthew Smith, and Guerrette all contributed with one RBI in the second win of the day.

Matt Rutherford (1-3) started the game for the Terriers and went 4.0 innings. He allowed five runs (four earned), walked four, and struck out one. Grant Corbett provided the Thomas offense with a two-run homerun. Isaiah Arana and Riley Simonetti each had one hit in the loss. 

The Eagles return to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon, as they travel to Maine-Farmington for a doubleheader starting at 1:00 pm.