Baseball Holds On for 6-5 Victory Over Centre to Secure Series Win

Kyle Piercy, Centre Athletics Communications
Kyle Piercy, Centre Athletics Communications

DANVILLE, Ky. - The Sewanee baseball team completed a Southern Athletic Association series win over the Colonels of Centre College, 6-5, Sunday afternoon.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (16-9, 3-6) 6, Centre (13-8, 3-5) 5
Winning Pitcher: Trey Holland (3-1)
Losing Pitcher: Nick Hoffman (3-1)

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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers recorded a first inning run with an RBI base hit.

-In the fifth, Sewanee made it a 2-0 lead thanks to a Chris McNulty sacrifice fly.

-The Purple and Gold broke it open in the sixth inning with a three-run frame. With runners at the corners with one out, Josh Roberts recorded an RBI groundout.

-The next batter, Riley Brandvold recorded an RBI base knock to left field.

-Later in the inning, McNulty posted an RBI single.

-Sewanee tacked on a run in the seventh with an RBI groundout with a Carter Huffman RBI groundout.

-Meanwhile, on defense, Trey Holland was cruising along in his start, retiring the first 18 batters he faced. In the bottom half of the seventh, the perfect game bid ended on a lead off double by Will Kirk. The shutout also ended later in the inning, as the home team scored four runs in the frame.

-Centre scored one run in the bottom of the ninth, and they had the tying run at third base. However, the runner was left stranded on a fly out to secure the series victory for the Tigers.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Trey Akins recorded three singles and a double for a perfect 4-for-4 day with an RBI.

-Chris McNulty drove in two runs, while Braxton Swanson posted a two-hit day with a run scored.

-Riley Brandvold posted two hits and runs scored on the day. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

-Trey Holland (3-1) flirted with a perfect game, recording 18 straight outs before Will Kirk ended the bid with a leadoff double. He tossed six-plus innings, striking out eight.

CENTRE KEY STATISTICS
-Will Kirk recorded two hits, while Seth Hagan drove in two runs.

-Nick Hoffman (3-1) allowed two earned runs in five innings.

UP NEXT
Sewanee's six-game road swing concludes on Tuesday with its final non-conference tilt of the 2019 season in Covenant.

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