No. 2 Haverford Handles No. 3 Swat Baseball 15-3 in Playoff Opener
HAVERFORD, Pa. -Making its Centennial Conference playoff debut, the No. 3 Swarthmore College baseball team (19-18) was roughed up by No. 2 Haverford, as the Fords pounded out 15 runs on 14 hits to defeat the Garnet 15-3 on Friday afternoon from Haverford.
With the loss, the Garnet will now face No. 4 Washington in an elimination game from Johns Hopkins tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
Haverford used the long ball to get by the Garnet, as the Fords blasted four home runs on the day, including two from Jake Kaden and a grand slam from Charlie Carluccio.
Freshman Dylan Jensen (4-3) took the loss for the Garnet, allowing four earned runs in five innings while striking out five.Colin Sarafin picked up the win for Haverford, going the distance with five Ks to move to 7-0 for the season.
It's do or die for the Garnet on Saturday, when it faces Washington in an elimination game beginning at 9:00 a.m. from Johns Hopkins.