Cameron Powers Baseball Past Keuka, 20-4
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Led by a four-hit, two homer, five RBI day from senior first baseman Mike Cameron, in which he came a single short of the cycle, the Swarthmore baseball team (14-4) trounced the visiting Keuka Storm by a 20-4 score on Monday.
Every member of the starting nine recorded at least one hit, and six players (including Cameron) had at least two hits. Senior second baseman Anthony Montalbano recorded three hits, including a home run to lead off the game, and reached the 150-hit mark for his college career. Junior right fielder Tim Kwilos went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs, raising his team-leading batting average to .460; sophomore left fielder Nicko Burnett hit three doubles and drove in a run; junior centerfielder Rory McTear drove in three runs on a pair of hits; and freshman shortstop Danny McMahon went 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs.
Junior Ramsey Walker, making his first start of the season, was solid over six innings, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out six.
The Garnet opened a significant advantage in the first inning, scoring four times. After Montalbano's leadoff homer, doubles from Kwilos and senior third baseman Mike Waterhouse and a triple by Cameron plated three more. In the second, the offense did not let up, adding three more on a McTear single and Kwilos' second double of the day.
The bats did the most damage in the fourth, however, as seven runs crossed the plate to give Swarthmore a 14-0 lead. The Garnet batted around and scored six times before recording a single out. Cameron led off the inning with his first home run of the day, and, after junior designated hitter Bryce Codell doubled, McMahon plated Swarthmore's ninth run with a single. A double from McTear, singles by Kwilos and senior catcher Miles Santo, and an RBI groundout pushed three more across before the third out was made.
Three fifth inning doubles by Cameron, McMahon, and senior Sam Menzin scored three more, and a two-run Cameron homer in the sixth brought the Garnet tally to 19. The first hit and RBI of freshman Brian Kaissi's college career scored Swarthmore's 20th run in the 7th.
Already Swarthmore's career home run leader, Cameron now has 12 home runs for his career.
The Garnet will look to keep the bats hot on Tuesday, when the Centennial Conference schedule opens at Trico rival Haverford. First pitch is set for 3:30 pm.