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Baseball Combines For 34 Runs In Its Two Wins Over Robert Morris-Springfield

Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

ST. CHARLES, Mo.— The Fontbonne University baseball team improved to 13-1 on the year after putting together two dominant 15-5 (7 inn.) and 19-7 (7 inn.) wins over Robert Morris-Springfield.

Game One

Score: Fontbonne 15, Robert Morris-Springfield 5

Location: CarShield Field

Records: Fontbonne 12-1, Robert Morris-Springfield 3-4

How It Happened

The scoring frenzy got started in the home half of the first for the Griffins. Jackson Penrod and Braeden Dobbs both reached base on consecutive errors with two outs. That prolonged the inning enough for Lance Chapman to hammer a 3-run shot to left, his second on the year, to make it a 3-0 outing.

In the third, the Griffins plated two more. Gus Purschke started it off with a one out single and he raced home on Penrod's RBI double to put them on top 4-0. Dobbs followed with an RBI single of his own to give Fontbonne a commanding 5-0 advantage.

The team went on to score five more in the fifth to own a 10-0 advantage. The Eagles got one of those runs back in the sixth, but Fontbonne answered with three in the bottom half to take a 13-1 lead.

In the seventh, the Eagles trimmed the deficit a bit scoring four runs on zero hits to cut it down to 13-5. However, Fontbonne sparked the mercy-rule in the home half scoring two runs on one hit for the win.

Fontbonne Notables

  • The 3-4-5-6 hitters in Penrod, Dobbs, Chapman, and Matt Tossick combined to go 7-for-14 with 10 runs scored and 11 RBI.
  • Tyler Chambliss, Jack Little, and Heine added the other RBI.
  • On the bump, Luke Summers improved to 5-0 on the year after striking out nine in 6.0 innings of work.
  • This marks Summers 16th win in his career which is one off tying the all-time record.

Robert Morris-Springfield Notables

  • Starter Austin Whitlock dropped his first on the year after allowing 10 runs (seven earned) in 5.0 innings of work.
  • Alston Howard and Daniel Cardenas had a hit and an RBI each.

Game Two

Score: Fontbonne 19, Robert Morris-Springfield 7

Location: CarShield Field

Records: Fontbonne 13-1, Robert Morris-Springfield 3-5

How It Happened

The Griffins scored early-and-often in the first plating seven runs on five hits and were helped out by two Eagles errors to take the 7-0 lead.

After RMU-Springfield scored in the top of the second, the Griffins plated three more runs in the bottom half with Tossick and Matt Manint each tallying RBI to give them a 10-1 advantage.

The team put the game away for good in the third with them scoring seven runs on two hits, highlighted by Manint's first collegiate homer, this one a grand slam, to extend it out to 17-1. From there, the Griffins were able to go on for the 19-7 win.

Fontbonne Notables

  • The Griffins totaled 14 hits in the win.
  • Manint had a day going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBI.
  • Tyler Grimes went 1-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI.
  • Manuel Lora filled in the DH slot and concluded his afternoon 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
  • Jonathan Hoevelmann has reached safely in all 14 games going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI.
  • On the bump, Alex Phillips improved to 3-0 after striking out six in 5.0 innings of work.

Robert Morris-Springfield Notables

  • Alston Howard led at the top of the order going 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.
  • On the mound, Michael Shriver fell to 0-2 going 2.0 innings, allowing 11 runs (five earned) on nine hits.

Up Next

  • The Griffins return to the diamond on Tuesday for a non-conference outing against Rose-Hulman on the road. First-pitch at 5 p.m.

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