Battlers take G-MAC DH against D&E

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus baseball team scored a pair of wins over visiting Davis & Elkins Wednesday afternoon in Great Midwest action at Jack Funk Field.

The Battlers took the opener, 9-4, before holding off a late Senator charge to earn a 10-7 victory in game two.

In the opener, AB trailed 4-2 after D&E scored three runs in the top of the fifth. In the bottom of the frame, Todd Sekowski led off with a single and stole second. He later scored on a wild pitch to trim the lead to 4-3. Taylor Cook restarted the offense with a walk. After a strikeout, Cook moved to second on a wild pitch before Trent Humphreys drew a walk. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Aaron Saunders flipped a ball down the left-field line scoring both Cook and Humphreys.

Pinch hitter Lane Casto then doubled home Saunders, giving the Battlers a 6-4 advantage.

AB tacked on three more runs in the sixth. With the bases loaded and two outs Humphreys hit a fly ball on the infield that was misplayed allowing all three Battlers to come around and score setting the final at 9-4.

Sekowski went 2 for 3 with a walk and one run scored. Braden Mullinex picked up the win on the hill pitching 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. striking out five and walking one.

AB had to work from behind in the nightcap as well. The Senators built a 3-0 lead after two innings. Tyler Amedure led off the third with a single and scored on a double by Sekowski. Sekowski moved to third on the throw to the plate. Lane Casto reached on an RBI fielder’s choice and moved to second on a single by Taylor Cook. Chasen Claus delivered the big blow with a three-run blast to make it 5-3.

D&E knotted the game with single runs in the sixth and seventh. In the bottom of the seventh, Claus singled home Casto to give the Battlers a 6-5 advantage.

AB tacked on four insurance runs in the eighth to push the lead to 10-5. The Senators pushed back in the ninth scoring twice, but Aiden Massad got the last two outs picking up his second save of the season.

Claus went 4 for 4 with four RBIs.

Casto picked up a pair of hits to go with three runs scored and three RBIs.

Nate Piontka picked up his first collegiate win in relief allowing two runs on four hits in two innings of work.

The Battlers are back in action at 1 p.m. today at Ohio Valley, while the Senators are scheduled to entertain Findlay at noon on Saturday for a twin bill.

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