Big First Inning Propels Blue Jays To Season Sweep Of Principia
Athletic News - Baseball
The Westminster Blue Jays (22-9, 17-6) were able to overcome the weather long enough to finish off the season sweep of Principia College in the rain shorted 11-2 win.
Westminster opened up the scoring in the bottom of first inning when Jacob Holtgraewe ripped a two strike single up the middle to score Andy Pichler and Tyler Branneky. After a wild pitch to score Justin Whitaker, Deion Hughes followed it up with a single up the middle to score Holtgraewe to make it 4-0. A Tim Chambliss RBI double would score Hughes to push the lead to 5-0. An A.C. Long single would cap off the scoring in the first when he drove home Chambliss, and the Blue Jays lead 6-0 after one inning.
The Blue Jays were able to score two more runs in the second inning on a wild pitch and an RBI groundout by Hughes, and were able to tack on two more in the fourth on a 2 RBI single by Chambliss. Holtgraewe, who scored three runs, scored the final run of the game in the sixth when he singled, and eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Deion Hughes (2-1) got the win; he worked four innings, allowing no runs on no hits while striking out two. Will Miller pitched the final three innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out four Panthers.
Chambliss finished with two hits and three RBI for the Blue Jays while Holtgraewe and Hughes had two RBI’s apiece.
The Blue Jays picked up their 17th conference win of the season, which is the second most in school history. They will have an opportunity to tie the 2001 team that won 18 conference games when they head to Blackburn College on Saturday for the regular season finale. Game time is scheduled for 2pm.