By Ken DeBolt, HWS Athletic Communications
AMSTERDAM, N.Y.—The Hobart College baseball team split a doubleheader at Shuttleworth Park this afternoon. The Statesmen played their most complete game of the season to take Game 1 4-0 while the Dutchmen bounced back to take Game 2 9-3.
“Game 1 was probably our best overall game of the year,” Hobart Head Coach Brad Cook said. “We had timely hits, turned four double plays along with some great defense. Cole Tarrant, Peter Dunham, Johnny Hill and Aaron Forgues all threw well. Anytime we put up nine zeros it’s a good day.”
GAME 1: Hobart 4, Union 0
- The Statesmen sent eight batters to the plate in the top of the first.
- Junior Ty Gallagher sacrifice fly to right field brought home graduate student Michael Whiteherse, who led off the game with a bunt single and went to third on first-year Evan Munuz’s double.
- First-year Will Jones singled to left to bring home Munuz.
- Jones moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Isaiah Pinto’s single to center.
- Munuz padded Hobart’s lead with an RBI single in the seventh that scored junior Joe McCoy.
- Defensively, the Statesmen ended the second, third, eighth and ninth innings with double plays.
- Tarrant scattered four hits over four innings to earn his second win of the week in another bullpen game for the Statesmen.
- Dunham and Hill pitched the next eight outs before Forgues came on with two on and two out in the seventh. He induced a flyout to end the threat and closed out the game to earn the save.
- All nine Hobart batters had at least one hit in Game 1. Munuz, Gallagher, Jones, and first-year Nate Garrett each had two hits.
- Game 1 was the first time Union has been shutout since April 20, 2022. The Dutchmen had scored at least one run in 32 consecutive games.
GAME 2: Union 9, Hobart 3
- The Statesmen got off to a quick start in the first inning of Game 1 as well. First-year Christian Petry’s ground out brought home Whiteherse and Jones doubled home Munuz for a 2-0 lead.
- Unlike Game 1, Union responded right away. The Dutchmen scored three runs on four hits to take its first lead of the day.
- Union added four more runs in the second and two in the third to build a 9-2 lead.
- Sophomore pinch hitter Owen Sanders’ sacrifice fly in the seventh completed the game’s scoring.
GAME 2 NOTES
- Whiteherse added two more stolen bases to his Liberty League leading total.
- Whiteherse also leads the Statesmen with 26 hits and 27 runs scored.
“In Game 2, we jumped up early, but couldn’t limit their damage in the first two innings,” Cook said. “After that we put up three zeros. We continued to play. At the end of the day, we played well for 12 innings. I’m proud of the adjustments and improvements the guys show each week.”
FOR THE RECORD
- Hobart’s record stands at 6-15 overall, 2-9 in the Liberty League.
- Union’s record is now 11-11, 3-5.
ON THE HORIZON
- The Statesmen are scheduled to play at Wells (8-19) Monday, April 17. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.