Dramatic Finish Salvages Split For Baseball

Nathan Kessler
Nathan Kessler

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Trailing by four heading into the seventh inning of game two, the Hood College baseball team scored five runs with two outs to take a 10-9 lead at Stevenson. The Mustangs loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, but the Blazers turned a double play to preserve the win. 

Stevenson won the first game of the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth doubleheader 4-3. 

Josh Greenberg went 3 for 3 in the opener, while Nathan Kessler was a perfect 4 for 4 in the nightcap with three RBIs. 

Andrew Catone picked up the win in game two, while Jordan Patterson, who drove in two in the game, notched the save. 

Stevenson 4, Hood 3

  • The Blazers' Nate Luscombe and the Mustangs' Dan Williams each tossed complete games, but Williams won the duel.
  • Luscombe struck out nine and walked one. 
  • In addition to Greenberg's three hits, Patterson went 2 for 4. 
  • RBI singles in the top of the first by Dylan Johnson and Greenberg put Hood in front 2-0. 
  • Stevenson tied the game in the second and took the lead in the third on a two-run double by Michael Rhodes. 
  • Greenberg doubled and scored in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Kessler. 

Hood 10, Stevenson 9

  • Stevenson led 9-5 heading into the seventh before Hood mounted a comeback. 
  • With two outs, Johnson scored on an error to make it a three-run game. Two batters later, another error let in a run and a double steal put Esposito and Kessler on second and third, respectively. Patterson followed with a two-run single to tie the game at 9-9. He scored on a RBI single from Brooks Warrenfeltz for the lead. 
  • Patterson came on to pitch in the bottom of the inning, but the Mustangs drew three walks to load the bases with one out. The sophomore closer got a ground ball to start a 643 double play to pick up the save. 
  • Kessler led the team with four hits, while Esposito, Johnson and Josh Gall added two apiece. Johnson scored three times. 
  • Billy Small went 2 for 3 and had two hits in both games. He drove in three in game two. 

Up Next

Hood hosts Gallaudet in a doubleheader on Sunday, April 9 at noon. 

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