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Griffins Earn Come-From-Behind Win Against WashU

Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch
Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University baseball team closed out the month of February unbeaten after defeating WashU, 6-0.

Score: Fontbonne 6, WashU 5

Location: Kelly Field

Records: Fontbonne 6-0, WashU 1-2

How It Happened

WashU started off well in the home half of the first as they plated three runs on two hits. The team got a sacrifice-fly from John Brinkman, an RBI groundout from Caleb Durbin and an RBI single from Thomas Gardner to grab a 3-0 lead.

Fontbonne got one of those runs back in the second. Braeden Dobbs and Lance Chapman registered back-to-back singles. Two batters later, Dobbs came on home on Matt Tossick's RBI sacrifice-fly.

The team continued to trim away at the deficit in the third with Jackson Penrod reaching on a fielder's choice and that brought home Jonathan Hoevelmann, who reached base on a one out single.

In the top of the fifth, Hoevelmann led off with a single. Two batters later, he scored on a WashU fielding error to tie the game at 3-3. After a fly-out, Luke Summers came through with an RBI single of his own and Penrod came in to score to give them a 4-3 lead.

The Bears went on to retake the lead with a run in the sixth and seventh, but the Griffins answered right back.

In the eighth, with Tyler Grimes on third, Manuel Lora registered his first RBI with the Griffins on a single to score Grimes to once again tie the game. In the ninth, the Griffins made the comeback complete.

Hoevelmann led off with a single. After stealing second and advancing to third on a WashU error, he was able to score on Dobbs' sacrifice-fly. Tyler Heitmann came on in the ninth and secured his first save on the year.

Fontbonne Notables

  • Mike Jacobson improve to 2-0 on the year as he went 3.1 innings out of the pen, allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out three.
  • Hoevelmann extended his hit streak out to five after going 3-for-5 with three runs scored.
  • Chapman and Lora each had two hits.
  • Penrod, Dobbs, Summers, Tossick, and Lora had an RBI each.

WashU Notables

  • John Brinkman took the loss for the Bears after allowing a run and striking out one in the ninth.
  • Caleb Durbin and Thomas Gardner combined to go 4-for-7 with two RBI and a run scored.

Up Next

  • The Griffins will now head to Auburndale, Fla., next week for six games during Spring Break. First-up is Emerson on Tuesday.

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