Wallace sweeps in first winsPublished 11:55pm Monday, February 20, 2012
The Patriots continued the offensive barrage, as a shot to center field by Parker Anderson brought Carnahan home from second and pushed the lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the first.
The Patriots weren’t through, as Dion Duncan hit a two-run homer making it 5-0 in the bottom of the first.
Later in the inning, Wallace’s Cody Hancock scored from third on a wild pitch and brought the Patriots total to six runs in the inning.
But the Eagles responded in the next inning, as Luke Fussell knocked in a runner from second, and later Ethan Harris drove in three runners to make the score 6-4 in the top of the second.
The Eagles got two more runs in the inning, including one off a Patriots’ error, and made it a 6-6 ball game after two.
But the Patriots pulled away in the third inning, as Hancock scored a runner from third with a single to make it 7-6.
Burkett drove in Charley Leon from third, and MacFarland bunted to bring in Earnest Harris from third to put the Patriots up for good at 9-6.
Jordon Welch drove in the final run in the bottom of the forth, and strong relief pitching by Paul Baggett, Gage Mooney and Welch closed out the first game.
The Patriots won the second game 14-0.
Elliott said solid hitting from Duncan and McFarland among others, and strong pitching by freshman Parker Anderson, who pitched all five innings, were keys to the victory.
The Patriots will take the field again Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Huntingdon College at 5 p.m.