MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Hood College baseball team dropped the final game of its spring break trip to Rutgers-Newark 9-7.
Inside the Box Score
- Josh Greenberg had his first career four-hit game, coming up just a homer shy of the cycle in five at bats. The freshman had two RBIs.
- Dylan Johnson had two hits, walked twice and drove in two.
- Cam Esposito had two hits, stole a base and scored three times.
- Quinn Fulton had a pair of hits.
- Jake Franke had a strong start on the mound, but did not factor into the decision. He went five innings, allowing just an unearned run. The junior struck out four and walked three.
How it Happened
- Hood scored twice in the top of the first. Esposito reached on catcher's interference to lead off the game, followed by a walk to Brooks Warrenfeltz. Greenberg doubled in Esposito to start the scoring and Warrenfeltz later scored on an error to make it 2-0.
- An error opened the door for the Scarlet Raiders to cut the Blazers' lead in half in the fourth.
- Hood got the run back in the top of the fifth. Josh Gall doubled with one out, Johnson walked and Nathan Kessler singled to load the bases. Jordan Patterson drew a bases loaded walk, but Rutgers-Newark turned a double play to get out of the jam.
- An RBI triple by Greenberg and a run scoring single by Johnson in the sixth made it 5-1.
- The Scarlet Raiders scored four times in the seventh and tied the game on a two-run double by Kevin Tamsula.
- Hood recaptured the lead in the eight when Gall drove in a run with a fielrs choice and Johnson followed with an RBI single to make it a 7-5 game.
- In the eighth, Rutgers-Newark tied the game and Colin Powers had a two-run single to make it 9-7.
- Powers had three hits and drove in four runs for the Scarlet Raiders.
- Luis Rojas pitched the final 1.2 innings for the win.
Hood opens Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play when Alvernia visits on March 17.