Baseball team swept at Hope, 7-1 and 9-4

Baseball team swept at Hope, 7-1 and 9-4

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Olivet College baseball team was swept in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) doubleheader against Hope College, 7-1 and 9-4, this afternoon at Boeve Stadium in Holland.

Final Scores: Hope 7, Olivet 1; Hope 9, Olivet 4
Location: Boeve Stadium; Holland, Mich.
Records: Hope 13-1 overall, 5-1 MIAA; Olivet 3-14 overall, 1-5 MIAA

  • Hope took an early 1-0 lead when Jordon Fairchild hit a home run to lead off the bottom of first inning.
  • The Flying Dutchmen tacked on five more runs in the fifth inning.
  • Both teams scored a run in the sixth inning. Olivet's run was a solo home run by freshman Matt Hewitt.

  • Olivet recorded nine hits.
  • Sophomores Seamus Mitchell and Logan Sella each went 2-for-3 at the plate.
  • Junior starting pitcher Tim Sines suffered the loss. He surrendered five runs on four hits in an inning.
  • Junior Zac Walter tossed three innings and allowed two runs in five hits.
  • Senior Zach Oshinsky threw two scoreless innings.

  • Hope tallied 10 hits.
  • Trace Slancik was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
  • Joey Merucci had two hits and scored two runs.
  • Mason Opple also collected two hits.
  • Shane Hykin was the winning pitcher after throwing six innings, giving up the one run on eights. He struck out seven and walked one.

  • The Comets took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on three consecutive RBI-singles by Hewitt, freshman Dayton Regier and junior Brandan Settles.
  • The Flying Dutch got one run back in the home half of the second.
  • Hope tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth inning on back-to-back RBI-doubles.
  • Olivet took the lead back in the sixth inning. Mitchell hit a double and after the second out was record, Hewitt was intentionally walked to put two runners on base. A balk moved both runners up one base, and Regier lined a single into center field to score Mitchell.
  • The Flying Dutchmen pushed across the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh inning.
  • Hope broke the game open with a four-run eighth inning.

  • Hewitt was 3-for-3 with three singles.
  • Regier had two hits and drove in two runs.
  • Mitchell scored two runs.
  • Sophomore Max Daust started on the mound but received a no-decision. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over five and two-thirds innings.
  • Junior Matt Rehfeldt was charged with the pitching loss after giving two runs on four hits over an inning and one-third.
  • Senior Travis Petts yielded the ninth-inning runs on three hits and two walks.

  • Lepore, Slancik and Bryant Kym each had two hits.
  • Kym, Slancik and Cal Barrett collected two RBI apiece.
  • Dane Martin picked-up the pitching win in relief.

  • The Comets and Flying Dutchmen complete the four-game series Saturday with two games at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet, starting at 1 p.m.