(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More College baseball team defeated in-state rival Spalding University, 9-3, today (Thursday, April 20, 2017) at Thomas More Field to complete a two-game sweep of the Golden Eagles this season.
With the win, the Saints improve to 20-6 and with the loss, the Golden Eagles fall to 21-10.
Thomas More scored three in the third, four in the fourth and two9-3 in the eighth and held Spalding to one run in the second, one in the third and one in the fourth for the 9-3 victory. The Saints staffed the game on the mound and junior Noah Frantz (Crestwood, Ky./South Oldham) earned the win as he pitched a perfect fifth inning with two strike outs.
The Saints had 12 hits in the game and four players had multiple hits. Sophomore first baseman Sean Lawrence (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) was two-for-four with a home run, two runs scored and two runs batted-in, junior shortstop Jacob Whitford (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands) was two-for-five with a home run, a run scored and two RBI, senior center fielder Casey Metzger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) was two-for-four with a run scored and a RBI and senior third baseman Bailey Abbatiello (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) was two-for-three with a run scored.
The Saints return to action on Saturday (April 22) when they open a three-game Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) series with Thiel College at Tomcat Park in Greenville, Pennsylvania. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m., followed by a single nine-inning game on Sunday (April 23) starting at 12 p.m.