(Sauget, IL April 3, 2010)
The Webster University Gorloks wasted no time jumping on the Beavers in game two of Sunday’s double header pushing five runs across the plate on six consecutive singles in the first inning of play. The Gorloks would extend their lead to 9-0 in the second inning on four hits including a two run double by right fielder Paul Keinker.
The hit parade didn’t end there as the Gorloks would tally 18 hits on their way to scoring a season-high 15 runs in their rout of the Blackburn College Beavers.
Webster’s offensive support was fueled by the entire team as head coach Bill Kurich was able to get many of his new players time in the game. Starting shortstop Anthony Genna went 4-4 with one runs batted in and starting third basemen Nathan Shelton had a good day at the plate with three hits in five trips to the plate along with three runs batted in. Two new Gorloks also had strong days at the plate as Matt Moore (2-2, 2 RBI) and Joe Gerace (2-2, 1 RBI) combined for four hits and three runs batted in.
Not to be outdone by the bats, Gorloks pitcher Dylan Dean Smith allowed just one hit in his five shutout innings of work, throwing only 48 pitches. Jeremy Ryan and Quincy Berg each pitched a scoreless frame in relief closing out a 15-0 win over the Beavers.
Smith picked up his second win of the season moving his record to 2-0 while Beavers starting pitcher Cody Unser was hit with the loss after allowing 12 runs in just four innings of work.
The Gorloks move to 11-4 on the season and 4-1 in the SLIAC putting them in 3rd place in the conference. They return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Greenville for one game before returning to GCS Ballpark on April 8th to battle Principia.