CONWAY, Ark. - The Sewanee baseball team were defeated by the 29th-ranked Warriors of Hendrix College, 9-3, Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of a Southern Athletic Association series.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Hendrix (24-9, 11-4) 9, Sewanee (18-14, 5-10) 3
Winning Pitcher: Andrei Stoya (4-0)
Losing Pitcher: Shane Smith (0-1)
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-After three innings of play, the Warriors led 4-0 thanks to RBI hits by Seth Tucker in the second and third.
-Sewanee broke the shutout in the fourth with a sacrifice fly by Jack Ahlum.
-In the sixth, the Tigers cut the deficit to two runs thanks to a balk by the Warriors pitcher. Riley Brandvold, who stood at third base when the balk occurred, scored on the play.
-Despite the Warriors pushing the lead to 5-2 in the bottom half of the sixth, the visitors got it back to a two-run game thanks to a throwing error by Hendrix. Carter Huffman scored on the play.
-In the bottom of the seventh, the Warriors put the game away for good with a four-run frame to seal the contest and the series.
-The Warriors are ranked 29th in the American Baseball Coaches Association poll and are receiving votes in the D3baseball.Com poll.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Carter Huffman and Garrett Liebe each recorded two hits for Sewanee. Huffman's two hits were both doubles.
-Liebe and Riley Brandvold also had a two-bagger for the Purple and Gold.
-Shane Smith (0-1) allowed a first inning run on two hits.
HENDRIX KEY STATISTICS
-Ford Sherrington had a double and a triple in the contest and drove in two runs.
-Seth Tucker had a four-hit day and brought home four RBI.
-Andrei Stoya (4-0) allowed one unearned run on two hits in five innings, striking out six.
Sewanee will begin a four-game homestand Tuesday with Covenant. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Montgomery Field.