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Yellowjackets power past Statesmen


By Ken DeBolt, HWS Athletic Communications

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The University of Rochester used two big innings to pull away from Hobart College for a 17-7 Liberty League baseball victory this evening. The Yellowjackets used a four-run fourth to seize the lead and then scored five in the eight to break the game open.

Will JonesTy Gallagher and Michael Whiteherse each finished with two hits for the Statesmen. Whiteherse also stole four bases and scored three runs. Jones and Christian Petry each recorded two RBIs.

Luke Gregory paced UR with three hits, three runs and two RBI. He counted a triple and an inside-the-park home run among his hits. Josh Leadem went 1-for-2 with three walks, four stole bases and four runs scored. Rochester’s five pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts, including six by starter Dillon Bevan.


  • Leadem led off the game with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a balk. Joseph Rende brought him home with a sacrifice fly.
  • Hobart tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Nate Garrett drew a bases loaded walk.
  • Jones followed with a single through the left side to give Hobart a 3-1 lead.


  • The Yellowjackets trailed 3-2 heading into the fourth, but John Moses tied the game with a leadoff homer.
  • Rochester pushed across three more turns before the inning was over, taking a 6-3 lead.
  • UR scored once in the fifth and three times in the sixth, but Hobart kept it a three-run game by answering the Yellowjackets’ run for run.
  • Rochester (12-7, 4-2) broke the game open in the eighth, lacing a pair of triples while plating five runs.


  • Hobart (2-12, 0-6) is scheduled to take a break from Liberty League play, welcoming Elmira College (3-15) to McDonough Park Wednesday, April 5. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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