Earlham Takes Some Time To Pull Away From Hanover
Earlham and Hanover played a taut affair on Sunday, but Earlham eventually prevailed 5-3 after taking the lead for good in the seventh inning. The game was tied at two with Earlhambatting in the bottom of the seventh when Kendal Baker doubled off of Garett Zorb, driving in one run.
After Hanover scored one run in the top of the eighth, Earlham answered with one of their own. Hanover scored when Brooks Bailey singled off of Walter Talcott, driving in one run. Earlham then answered when there was an error, scoring one run.
Walter Talcott earned the win for Earlham. He went two innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, striking out two, and walking one. Spencer Owen recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Earlham. Garett Zorb took the loss for Hanover. He tossed six and two-thirds innings, surrendering four runs, nine hits, striking out two, and walking zero.
Earlham collected nine hits. Eric Elkus and Nate Lynch each collected multiple hits for Earlham. Nate Lynch and Eric Elkus each managed two hits to lead Earlham. Earlham was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Eric Elkus made the most plays with eight.