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Statesmen double up Pioneers 20-10


By Ken DeBolt, HWS Athletic Communcations

HORSEHEADS, N.Y.—The Hobart College baseball team pounded out a season-high 20 hits and scored a season-high 20 runs in doubling up Elmira College in a non-conference game at the Holding Point Recreation Complex this afternoon. First-year Will Jones led the hit parade with three, including a triple, and a game-high six RBIs.

Jones was 3-for-4 on the day. His triple came with the bases loaded in the eight-run fifth inning. First-year Isaiah Pinto was 2-for-4, including a third inning grand slam, his first home run of the season. First-year Christian Petry also had a big day. He went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, three RBIs and a game-high four runs scored.

Hobart used six pitchers in the game. Aaron Forgues threw two and a third innings, struck out four, allowed just two hits and was credited with the win.


  • The Statesmen grabbed the lead in the top of the first and never looked back. With runners on second and third, Jones delivered his first hit, a single to center that scored junior Ty Gallagher.
  • Pinto’s homer made it 5-0, but the Pioneers answered with three in the bottom half of the inning.
  • Hobart kept its foot on the gas in the fourth, scoring five more, including two-RBI hits by Petry and Jones.
  • The eight-run fifth put the game out of reach.


  • The 20 runs are the most in a game by Hobart since May 4, 1992, when the Statesmen defeated Hartwick 22-7.
  • Twelve Statesmen recorded at least one hit.
  • Hobart improved to 3-12 on the season. Elmira slipped to 3-16.


  • The Statesmen will return to Liberty League play with a three-game series at St. Lawrence (5-7, 0-3). Game 1 is set to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
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