AUBURNDALE, Fla.—The Fontbonne University baseball team continued its hot-hitting ways on Thursday afternoon as they came away with a 15-8 victory over Trine.
Final: Fontbonne 15, Trine 8
Location: Auburndale, Fla.
Records: Fontbonne 9-0, Trine 4-2
How It Happened
The Thunder grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Jake Roddy's two out two RBI single. However, that lead would be short-lived.
Back-to-back errors to start the game by the Thunder put Fontbonne on the board as Jonathan Hoevelmann raced around to score. Later in the inning, Matt Tossick tallied an RBI single of his own to score Gus Purschke, to make it a tie ball game.
In the second, the Griffins offense plated four runs on four hits. Tyler Chambliss led off with a single and moved up to third on Hoevelmann's double.
Chambliss went on to score on a passed ball to give them a 3-2 lead. Three batters later, Braeden Dobbs extended his hitting streak out to six with a double that plated Hoevelmann and Purschke. The team closed out the inning on an RBI single from Lance Chapman which put the Griffins well out in front, 6-2.
From there, the team tacked on three more in the fourth on RBI from Dobbs, Luke Summers and Chapman to make it a 9-2 contest.
The team went on to score one in the fifth and seventh, along with four in the eighth to cruise towards the seven-run win.
- John Hughes improved to 2-0 on the year after allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out a season-high seven in 6.0 innings of work.
- Hoevelmann had a day at the top of the order going 4-for-6 with three runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI.
- Purschke, Penrod, Dobbs, and Summers each contributed two hits.
- Dobbs and Chapman both led in the RBI department with three each.
- Starter Ben West was dealt the loss for Trine after allowing seven runs (five earned) on eight hits in 3.0 innings pitched.
- Offensively, the Thunder finished with 13 hits and were led by Thomas Rivet's 3-for-4 performance.
- Jacob Heller, Rivet, Jake Roddy, and Shayne Devine had two RBI a piece.
- The team will have Friday off and return to the diamond for a doubleheader on Saturday. The team takes on Olivet at 8:15 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m., contest against Fitchburg St.
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