Rams Win Two Against Coker
Rams win two game against Coker College...
February 21, 2011
Bluefield, VA—The Rams win two games in the three game series against Coker College this past weekend in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Josh McQuade who played in all three games a Coker earned two saves and a loss in the games.
The Rams (2-4) were coming off of a losing three game series against Shorter College the previous weekend, taking the mound in game one for the Rams was junior pitcher David Gibson. Gibson (2-0) pitched through five innings allowing four runs on nine hits with five strikeouts. The Rams won game one 8-6 against Coker.
The Rams scored five runs on five hits in the top of the third to lead by 6-1 and never looked back during game one. Kyle Cabral, Travis Weaver, Andrew Dickerson, and Andrew Weaver all had two hits and one RBI, while Zac Goodyear had a double and supplied two RBI's in the victory.
The Rams padded their lead in the fourth with a run and then again in the seventh, leaving the rest of the winning up to senior pitcher Josh McQuade who pitched the last two thirds of the seventh inning solidifying the victory. McQuade had one hit and one walk in the three batters he faced earning him the save for game one. Sophomore Taylor Marshall also saw pitching action for the Rams pitching through one inning and starting the seventh inning. Marshall had two runs, one walk, and one strikeout in six batters.
In game two the Rams sent Adam Hoyt to the mound to pitch through six innings. The senior pitcher had two runs on two hits with three walks and six strikeouts in the 21 batters he faced. BC took an early 2-1 lead that lasted through the first three innings for the Rams.
Tyler Witzel pitched game two for Coker after the initial early lead for the Rams following the third inning Witzel only allowed two hits and retired 10 batters between innings five and eight. Witzel eventually walked Dickerson in the eighth inning before Coker found a way out of the inning.
Junior Jon Michael Thruett and senior Andrew Weaver were the two Rams that scored for the Rams in game two. Left to finish out the game for BC on the mound was McQuade (0-3) who earlier in game one earned the save for the Rams. McQuade allowed one run on two hits in the last inning of the game pushing Coker past the Rams 3-2; McQuade took the loss for the Rams.
A rare Sunday baseball game wrapped up the Rams series against Coker where the Rams were hoping to finish out the series with a win. Mike Newton took the mound for the Rams in game three. The senior pitcher pitched through three innings where he had six runs on 11 hits with one walk. Newton also had one strikeout in the 19 batters.
The Rams had 12 runs on 15 hits for the 12-10 victory on Sunday. Jon Michael Thruett, Joe Gatewood, and Zac Goodyear each had two RBIs in the win. Adding to the lead were Kyle Cabral, Andrew Dickerson, Cameron Hynes, Eli Smurthwaite, and Andrew Weaver who each added one RBI to finish out the lead for the Rams.
Relieving Newton on the mound was junior pitcher Ethan Lewis who pitched through four innings allowing two runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in the 20 batters to earn the first win of the season for Lewis. McQuade finished out the last inning for the Rams where he had two runs on three hits and one walk in the eight batters he faced. McQuade earned the save in the game, making this his third save of the season.
The Rams will play a rare one nine inning game against Virginia Intermont on Wednesday, February 23 at 1:00 pm and then will travel on Friday where they will open their three game series against North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina.