Baseball Crushes Penn State-Harrisburg 23-4
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It was an emphatic end to the Swarthmore College baseball team's two-game slide from Myrtle Beach, as the Garnet rebounded with one of the most lopsided victories in program history, defeating Penn State-Harrisburg 23-4 on Thursday evening.
For the game, the Garnet (4-2) batters abused the Lions' pitching stuff, pounding out 19 hits, drawing 10 walks, and getting hit by 10 pitches, which is just one shy of the NCAA Division III record for a single game - and comes just five days after Swat was hit by nine pitches in a single game against Catholic.
Junior Matt Lamb and sophomore Rory McTear led the Garnet offensive assault, each finishing the game with five hits. Lamb also finished tied for the team lead with five RBI, which was also equaled by junior Spencer Ross and freshman Niko Burnett.
The game was never in doubt, as Swarthmore used fours walks and two hits to score three runs in the first inning and more PSU miscues and RBI hits from Lamb and senior Ben Schneiderman to score six more runs in second inning.
On the mound, sophomore Ramsey Walker (1-0) continued his fantastic start to the 2011 season, striking out three and allowing no earned runs over six innings to pick up the victory. Senior Isaac Han struck out two batters during three innings of solid relief work.
Along with his five hits, McTear stole three bases. Kwilos added two swipes while Burnett and Schneiderman also added steals.
Swarthmore closes out its Spring Break trip with a rematch against Catholic tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.