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Statesmen fall 11-9 in extra innings to Tigers


By Zack Coons, HWS Athletic Communications

GENEVA, N.Y.— The Hobart College baseball team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology this afternoon in extra innings in a Liberty League contest, 11-9. The Statesmen move to 8-16 overall and 2-10 in the conference, while the Tigers move to 13-12 overall and 6-5 in the Liberty League. The second game of the double header was postponed to tomorrow afternoon at RIT due to incoming weather in Geneva.

Three Hobart pitchers combined for 11 strike outs on the afternoon as the Statesmen and the Tigers traded runs, pushing the thrilling game to extra innings. First-year Aaron Forgues led the Statesmen with six strikeouts, while first-year Peter Dunham added four and first-year Max Friedlander chipped in one. The Tigers’ three pitchers combined for seven strike outs on the day.


  • The Statesmen started out on top after a two-run homerun by junior Ty Gallagher in the bottom of the first.
  • Hobart kept the Tigers off the board in the top of the second and added a run from first-year Nate Garrett in the bottom of the second. Graduate student Michael Whiteherse singled to bring Garrett home.
  • The Statesmen had a 3-0 lead heading into the third.


  • The Tigers responded with a four-run inning in the third to grab their first lead of the day.
  • Slaymaker and Dodig earned the first two runs for RIT after Bagley recorded a double on a Statesmen error.
  • Marsh then tripled for the Tigers, bringing Moses and Bagley home to give RIT its first lead.


  • The Statesmen and the Tigers would trade runs for the remainder of the game, with three lead changes in the final five innings.
  • Hobart responded from RIT’s four-run third inning with two runs of their own to grab back the lead. Garrett added another run for the Statesmen as well as first-year Jeremy Sanchez to grab the lead heading into the fifth.
  • RIT responded with two homers that would bring four runs in for the Tigers. Charlie Slaymaker and Adam Marsh each earned two RBI’s on their home runs.
  • In the bottom of the seventh, the Statesmen started to chip away at the Tigers lead. First-year Christian Petry doubled down the right field line to bring Gallagher home.
  • First-year Michael Presbrey than flied out to center field to bring first-year Will Jones home which brought the Statesmen within one.
  • In the bottom of the ninth and down one run, Petry showed strong again, hitting a double that brought first-year Johnny Hill home to tie the game at eight.


  • Slaymaker delivered for the Tigers, hitting a three-run homerun in the top of the 10th inning to give RIT the lead.
  • The Statesmen would grab one run back as junior Joe McCoy scored on a Jones hit by pitch.
  • Hobart would find the bases loaded at the bottom of the 10th but would fly out for the third out and the end of the game.

Hobart will return to Liberty League play tomorrow when the Statesmen head to RIT for a doubleheader starting at noon.

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