Baseball team loses 13-inning marathon game to Plattsburgh State, 10-7

Travis Petts

Baseball team loses 13-inning marathon game to Plattsburgh State, 10-7 

AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Olivet College baseball team lost a 13-inning marathon game to State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 10-7, this afternoon at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale, Florida.

THE BASICS
Final Scores:
Plattsburgh State 10, Olivet 7
Location: Lake Myrtle Sports Park; Auburndale, Fla.
Records: Olivet 1-9 overall, Plattsburgh State 3-4 overall

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Cardinals took a 5-0 lead with a run in the second, three runs in the third and one run in the fifth.
  • Olivet scored its first run in the bottom half of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by freshman Aaron Gillespie to score junior Kevin Hatcher.
  • The Comets closed their deficit to a single run with three runs in the sixth inning. The big hit of the inning was a two-run single by senior Austin Cleaver.
  • Plattsburgh got one run back in the seventh.
  • In the eighth inning, Olivet tied the game with a pair of runs. Freshman Alex Parthum drew a bases-loaded walk to score the first run, and junior Aiden Holliday hit an RBI-single to bring home the second run.
  • The Cardinals grabbed the lead back, 7-7, with a run in the ninth.
  • The Comets scored a run in the home half of the ninth to force extra innings. Gillespie's hit drove in the tying run and the winning run was tagged out at the plate.
  • There was no scoring in the first four extra innings.
  • Plattsburgh pushed across three runs in the visitor's half of the 13th.
  • Olivet brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom half of the inning but two strikeouts ended the game.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Cleaver was on base four times. He walked twice and hit a double and single, while driving in a pair of runs.
  • Holliday went 3-for-7 with two singles and a double.
  • Sophomore Travis Petts collected three hits.
  • Junior Colton Dawdy and freshman Matt Rehfeldt each had two hits.
  • Hatcher scored a team-best three runs.
  • On the mound, senior Brady Johnson was tagged with the loss. He gave up just one earned run on seven hits over the final five innings.

FOR THE CARDINALS

  • T.J. Montalbano was 4-for-7 with two runs and an RBI.
  • Kentaro Mori and Alex Follmer had three hits apiece.
  • Noah Clark crossed the plate four times.
  • Six pitchers combined to throw the 13 innings.
  • Alec Fauvell earned the win after tossing two hitless innings of relief.
  • Matt Fox picked-up the save after striking out the side in the 13th.

UP NEXT

  • Olivet concludes its Spring Break trip to the Sunshine State with a doubleheader against Utica (N.Y.) College tomorrow morning, starting at 9 a.m.