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Summers Strikes Out 11, Griffins Win Seventh In A Row

Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch
Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch

AUBURNDALE, Fla.—Behind another stellar outing from starter Luke Summers, the Fontbonne University baseball team improved to 7-0 overall after a 6-0 win over Emerson.

Final: Fontbonne 6, Emerson 0

Location: Auburndale, Fla.

Records: Fontbonne 7-0, Emerson 1-5

How It Happened

The Griffins got on the board first with Jonathan Hoevelmann getting hit-by-pitch to start the game off. After stealing second and third, the third baseman came on home as Jackson Penrod reached base on a fielder's choice to make it 1-0.

They tacked on another in the third with Michael Puckett, Jr., sacrifice-fly bringing home Hoevelmann, who led off with a single, to make it 2-0.

In the fifth, the runs kept coming in on. Braeden Dobbs recorded an RBI single to score Penrod while Matt Tossick grounded into a double play, but Puckett, Jr., touched home on the play to extend the lead out to 4-0.

With Summers on the bump that proved to be more than enough as they added another in the sixth and the eighth for the shutout win.

Fontbonne Notables

  • Summers hasn't allowed a run in his last 15.0 innings of work. Today, the junior went 7.0 innings and struck out 11.
  • Offensively, the Griffins scattered seven hits.
  • Hoevelmann extended his hit streak to five after going 3-for-4 with three runs scored. He also stole a season-high four bases.
  • Dobbs finished 2-for-5 with a team-high two RBI.

Emerson Notables

  • Nick Rempe took the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) in 5.2 innings of work. He struck out six, but walked seven.
  • The Lions ended with nine hits. Quinton Copeland totaled a team-high two.
  • Seven others had one hit.

Up Next

  • The Griffins are right back at it tomorrow afternoon when they'll take on Penn St. Brandywine. First-pitch at 3:15 p.m.

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