17: Baseball sweeps Thiel for first conference road sweep since 2011
Coming off a difficult early season schedule that saw them lose five
games by just one run, the Grove City College baseball team was looking
to start their 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference schedule off strong
at long-time Mercer County rival Thiel.
The Wolverines were able to do just that, using a pair of strong
pitching performances and a late rally in game two to earn 4-1 and 6-4
victories over the Tomcats at Tomcat Park on March 22.
In game one, junior pitcher Mason Stephens (left) allowed just three
hits and one unearned run over six innings while senior third baseman
Matt Corner (center)drilled a two-run single to center field in the top
of the fifth to give Grove City some insurance.
Three unearned runs in the second inning of game two placed the
Wolverines in an early hole, but senior Erick Locker (right) threw a
complete game to give Grove City a chance, allowing eight hits and just
one earned run over seven innings. The Wolverines were able to tie the
game in the fifth, and Corner came up big for the Wolverines again in
the top of the seventh, smacking a two-run single to left field for what
would prove to be the game winning runs.
The doubleheader sweep marked the first time that Grove City had swept a
conference opponent on the road since doing so at Saint Vincent on March
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