Baseball team drops 17-7 game at Earlham

Photo by Dan Oetting
Photo by Dan Oetting

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Olivet College baseball team started its northern schedule with a 17-7 setback to Earlham (Ind.) College in non-conference action this afternoon at Randal R. Sadler Stadium in Richmond, Indiana.

Final Score:
Earlham 17, Olivet 7
Location: Randal R. Stadium; Richmond, Ind.
Records: Olivet 2-9 overall, Earlham 8-6 overall

  • The Comets took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Junior Brandan Settles led off the game with a single, stole second base, went to third on a passed ball and crossed the plate on a fielder's choice off the bat of senior Dugan Dieselberg.
  • The Quakers tied the game with a run in the home half of the first before adding two runs in the second inning to go ahead 3-1.
  • Olivet got one run back in the top half of the third inning.
  • Earlham responded with two runs in its half of the third and then erupted for eight runs in the fourth to go up 13-2.
  • Both teams scored a run in the fifth inning before the Comets plated two runs in both the sixth and eighth innings to make the score 14-7.
  • The Quakers capped their scoring with a three-run eighth inning.

  • Settles went 2-for-4 with a single, triple and three runs scored.
  • Freshman Matt Hewitt also had two hits and scored twice.
  • Dieselberg finished with three RBI.
  • Freshman Brendan Redding suffered the pitching loss after giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits over the first three innings.
  • Four relief pitchers combined to allow the final 12 runs (six earned) on eight hits.

  • At the plate, Cameron Wissel was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Easton Embry was 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBI.
  • Marc Gendreau had one hit, walked twice and drove in three runs.
  • Colin Greve was credited with the pitching win after tossing five innings and yielding zero earned runs on five hits.

  • Olivet starts Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play Saturday when it hosts Albion College for two games. First pitch from game one is slated for 1 p.m.