Baseball Swept at No. 17 Alvernia

Eric Turner
Eric Turner

READING, Pa. - The Hood College baseball team dropped both ends of a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth doubleheader to No. 17 Alvernia 11-1 and 6-2. 

Brad Sawyer threw a complete game in the nightcap, allowing two earned runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out six. Jordan Patterson was 3 for 7 on the day with two stolen bases. 

Alvernia 11, Hood 1

  • Patterson scored in the top of the first on a passed ball to give Hood a 1-0 lead. 
  • Nathan Sides had extra-base hits in the first and third innings and scored later in both innings as the Crusaders went ahead 2-1.
  • Hood trailed 3-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth. Alvernia drew six walks in the inning, opening the door for eight runs to put the game out of reach.
  • Patterson was 2 for 3 with a stolen base. Dylan Johnson had the Blazers' only other hit in the game.
  • Ryan Atkinson took the loss, allowing three runs in four innings. He struck out three, walked two and gave up five hits.  
  • Sides went 3 for 4 and was a home run short of the cycle. He scored three times and drove in two. Ryan Sheekey picked up the win, allowing one run on two hits and a walk. 

Alvernia 6, Hood 2

  • After the Crusaders took a 1-0 lead in the first, Hood tied the game in the second. Three straight singles by Johnson, Wayne Baldwin and Drake Friend loaded the bases. Eric Turner followed with a sacrifice fly to score Johnson. 
  • In the fourth inning, three Hood errors fueled a five-run inning for Alvernia, resulting in a 6-1 lead. 
  • A RBI single by Josh Greenberg in the seventh knocked in Daniel Shepherd for Hood's second run. 
  • Baldwin went 2 for 3 and Friend had a hit and a walk. 
  • Sawyer tossed his first career complete game, allowing just two earned runs. 
  • Sides and Cameron Coons had two hits apiece for Alvernia. 
  • Nicholas Marotta pitched six innings for the win. He struck out four, walked one and gave up five hits. 

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Hood hosts McDaniel on Wednesday, March 29. 

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