Baseball Roughed Up By Methodist
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It was a rough day on the diamond for the Swarthmore College baseball team (3-2), as the Garnet fell to Methodist 16-2 on Wednesday afternoon from Myrtle Beach.
Swarthmore saw nine different players record hits on the afternoon, but the Garnet was undone by leaving 10 runners on the basepaths. Sophomore Rory McTear - who continued his torrid start to the 2011 season - and senior Ben Schneiderman led the way at the plate with RBI singles. Junior Spencer Ross added a double for the Garnet's lone extra-base hit of the game.
Already ahead 2-0, the Monarchs (12-6) broke the game open in the fourth inning, using a pair of Garnet errors and a double from Shawn Lovette to extend the lead to 7-0. Methodist would tack on two more runs in the fifth to officially put the contest out of reach.
Senior Andy Allen (0-1) took the loss for Swat, striking out six over 4.1 innings. Seniors James Bernard and Adam Koshkin worked in relief.
The loss is the Garnet's second-consecutive on the Spring Break trip after opening the season with three victories.
The Garnet look to get back on the winning track tomorrow against Penn State-Harrisburg. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.