Earlham Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Hanover

Earlham took the lead late and defeated Hanover 4-3 on Sunday. The game was tied at two with Earlham batting in the bottom of the sixth when Cody Krumlauf doubled off of David Herrmann, driving in one run.

Earlham took the lead for good with three runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Eric Elkusdoubled off of David Herrmann, driving in one run.

Kyle Gorman earned the win for Earlham. He threw seven innings, surrendering two runs, eight hits, striking out four, and walking zero. Two relievers helped Earlham close out the victory. Jordan Christian threw one inning.  Matt Mathies recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Earlham.  David Herrmann took the loss for Hanover. He pitched seven innings, giving up three runs, five hits, striking out five, and walking one.

Brennan Laird led Earlham with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-3 on the day.

Hanover had ten hits in the game.  Tyler CockerhamJack Shine, and John Scheil each collected multiple hits for Hanover.  Tyler Cockerham led Hanover with three hits in four at bats.

Earlham Takes Some Time To Pull Away From Hanover

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.

Collin Greve started the game for Earlham. He pitched six innings, giving up one run, three hits, striking out four, and walking one.

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.

Hanover had nine hits in the game.  Spencer CoopTyler Cockerham, and Brooks Bailey each collected multiple hits for Hanover.

Howie Smith Throws Shutout As Earlham Defeats Hanover

Howie Smith Throws Shutout As Earlham Defeats Hanover

Howie Smith didn’t allow a single run as Earlham defeated Hanover 6-0 on Saturday. Howie Smith allowed just eight hits.

Earlham scored three runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Nate Lynch and a walk by Matt Barger.

A single by Brooks Bailey in the third inning was a positive for Hanover.

Howie Smith earned the win for Earlham. He threw nine innings, giving up zero runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking zero.  Tanner Simpson took the loss for Hanover. He tossed six innings, giving up six runs, 11 hits, and striking out two.

Earlham collected 13 hits.  Eric ElkusNate LynchDanny DoppAddison Robertson, and Isaiah Shake each collected multiple hits for Earlham.  Isaiah ShakeAddison RobertsonDanny DoppNate Lynch, and Eric Elkus all had two hits to lead Earlham.

Brooks Bailey went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Hanover in hits.

Earlham Athletics Wednesday Roundup

Scores:
Outdoor Track and Field – Women 6th, Men 8th at HCAC Outdoor Championships
News:
Baseball Series Moved This Weekend – Single game Saturday (5 p.m.) and doubleheader Sunday (Noon).
 
Richard Places Second in Javelin to Conclude HCAC Outdoor Championships
 

FRANKLIN, Indiana – Senior Sophia Richard highlighted the Earlham College track and field team’s performance on the final day of the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

The championships were scheduled to end last weekend at Anderson University, but weather forced the javelin and the 10,000-meter dash to be completed at Franklin College on Wednesday.

Richard finished second in the javelin with a throw of 109’ 2”, hurling the javelin over four feet further than the third place finisher, Kara Breuckman of Manchester University. Eve Galbreath of Hanover College took home first place honors with a throw of 114’ 10”.

Senior Gabriel Penk represented the men’s squad with a third place finish in the 10,000-meter run. Penk, who crossed the finish line in 32:37.99, finished 19 seconds behind Blake Harris of Manchester University.

As a team, the Quaker women finished in sixth place with 42.5 points while the Earlham men placed eighth with 17.5 points.

Earlham continues its season at the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College on May 11-12.

Earlham Athletics Tuesday Roundup

Scores:
Baseball – Earlham 10, Mount St. Joseph 1
Baseball Sweeps Mount St. Joseph for Second Consecutive Season With 10-1 Win
 
RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College baseball team inched closer to the program’s first ever Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season title on Tuesday as the Quakers defeated Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) 10-1 at Randal R. Sadler Stadium.

The Quakers opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Senior Nate Lynch led off the inning by drawing a walk, and after stealing second, senior Eric Elkus singled home Lynch.

Two innings later, the Lions tied the game on a sacrifice fly and threatened to take the lead, but a fielder’s choice ended the threat. After a scoreless third inning for Earlham, senior Cody Krumlauf put the Quakers up 2-1 in the fourth as he singled home sophomore Addison Robertson.

Freshman starter Kyle Gorman set down the Lions in order in the top of the fifth, and the Earlham offense picked up where it left off the fourth in the bottom of the fifth. Junior Kendal Baker and Lynch led off the inning with singles and both advanced 90 feet on a wild pitch. After a walk was issued to senior Matt Barger, fellow senior Brennan Laird hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Baker.

Leading 3-1, Robertson singled home Barger and Krumlauf delivered his second and third RBIs of the afternoon on a single up the middle.

Carrying a 6-1 lead, Earlham plated two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and eighth innings to put the game away.

Gorman improved to 5-1 on the season including his third straight victory over Mount St. Joseph. Gorman allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out three in six innings of work. Earlham’s bullpen did not allow a run over the final three innings while fanning five Lions.

Mike Hilliard took the loss for the Lions, allowing just one earned run and four hits over four innings pitched.

Krumlauf and Robertson led the Quakers’ offense as both finished 2-4 with three RBIs. Senior Eric Elkus also had two hits. Earlham, which stolen six bases, had 11 total hits as a team, all of them singles.

MSJ had seven hits as a squad including a 3-3 performance from Roman Rothwell.

Earlham improves to 23-12 overall and 18-6 in the HCAC after its ninth straight conference win. The Quakers, who swept the season series with MSJ for the second consecutive season, are two wins away from clinching at least a share of the program’s first HCAC regular season title and hosting rights for the 2017 HCAC Tournament.

The Quakers close out their 2017 regular season with a three-game series against Hanover College on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Earlham defeats Mt. St. Joseph, 10-1

The Earlham Quakers picked up another HCAC win against Mt. St. Joseph 10-1 on Tuesday.

The Quakers took an early lead in the first inning.  Eric Elkus singled on a 2-2 count in the first inning, scoring one run.

Mt. St. Joseph evened things up at one in the top of the third inning.  Roman Rothwell’s sac fly scored one run for Mt. St. Joseph.

The Quakers took the lead for good with one run in the fourth inning. In the fourth Cody Krumlauf singled off of Mike Hilliard, driving in one run.

The Quakers scored four runs in the fifth inning.  Quakers scored on a single by Addison Robertson and a single.

Kyle Gorman earned the win for the Quakers. He threw six innings, allowing one run, five hits, striking out three, and walking zero. Two relievers helped the Quakers close out the victory. Howie Smith threw two innings.

Mike Hilliard took the loss for Mt. St. Joseph. He pitched four innings, allowing two runs, four hits, striking out four, and walking one.

The Quakers had 11 hits in the game.  Eric Elkus, Cody Krumlauf, and Addison Robertson each collected multiple hits for Earlham. Addison Robertson, Cody Krumlauf, and Eric Elkus each collected two hits to lead the Quakers.  Earlham tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Matt Barger led the way with three.

Roman Rothwell led Mt. St. Joseph with three hits in three at bats.

Earlham Athletics Tuesday Roundup

Scores:
Baseball – Earlham 8, Bluffton 3
News:
Men’s tennis match vs. Hanover postponed
Baseball Wins Seventh Straight Game Over Bluffton
 
RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College baseball team scored three runs in consecutive innings to come from behind and defeat Bluffton University 8-3 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action at Randal R. Sadler Stadium on Tuesday.The Beavers (10-8, 3-5 HCAC) got on the board first with a solo home run from Tanner Hodges in the first inning. The Quakers (10-7, 5-3 HCAC) answered with an RBI-single from senior Eric Elkus. Bluffton added a run in the second and the fourth inning to take a 3-1 lead.

Earlham got within a single run in the bottom of the sixth when freshman Danny Dopp singled home senior Brennan Laird. After holding Bluffton scoreless in the seventh, the Quakers added three runs on two hits in the bottom of the seventh including a single from Elkus that drove in two runs.

Freshman Spencer Owen retired Bluffton in order in the top of the eighth, and senior Matt Barger drove a three-run home run over the left field fence in the bottom of the inning to secure the victory.

Freshman Kyle Gorman, the reigning HCAC Pitcher of the Week, gave Earlham a quality start, allowing 10 hits and two earned runs in six innings pitched. Senior Howie Smith, who relieved Gorman, earned his fourth win of the season.

Austin Every took the loss for Bluffton, allowing five earned runs while striking out seven in 6.2 innings pitched.

The Quakers, who tallied 14 hits as a team, were led by the top of their lineup as senior Nate Lynch (3-5), Barger (3-4), and Laird (3-4) all had three hits. Barger and Elkus both drove in three runs.

Luke Hickey led Bluffton’s offensive effort with four hits and two RBIs.

With Elkus’ three RBIs, he sits alongside Ted Williams (2011-14) for the most RBIs in program history with 112. In addition, Lynch, who stole two bases in the win, has 63 career stolen bases and is tied with Mark Vagades (1968-71) for the program’s top mark.

With the win, the Quakers have now won nine consecutive HCAC weekday games along with seven straight victories over the Beavers. Earlham begins a 21-day, 12-game road swing with a three-game series at Manchester University this weekend.