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Baseball - Thu, Mar. 9, 2017
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Thomas (Ga.) (10-14)002000000241
Spring Arbor (Mich.) (5-10)2111000005113
Avon Park, FL
Thomas (Ga.)PitchingSpring Arbor (Mich.)
-Winner Harris, Brody
Wood, DavidLoser-
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Thomas (Ga.)Indv. StatsSpring Arbor (Mich.)
2 Players (#8,#23)Doubles #14 Harris, Nick
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs #18 Holley, Alex
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Spring Arbor (Mich.) (6-10)02200261263
Siena Heights (Mich.) (6-8)3000000357
Lake Wales, FL Highlander Hill
Spring Arbor (Mich.)PitchingSiena Heights (Mich.)
Wright, AndrewWinner-
-Loser Acquista, Taylor
-Save-
Spring Arbor (Mich.)Indv. StatsSiena Heights (Mich.)
2 Players (#4,#21)Doubles None
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs None

AVON PARK, Fla. – The Spring Arbor University baseball team opened the 2017 Warner University Invitational by posting a pair of victories Thursday. Senior pitcher Brody Harris was dominant in a 5-2 win over Thomas University while the offense pounded out a season-high 12 runs in a 12-3 rout of Siena Heights University. 

 
 

THE BASICS

SCORES: Spring Arbor 5, Thomas 2;

Spring Arbor 12, Siena Heights 3

LOCATION: Avon Park, Fla.

RECORDS: Spring Arbor 6-10, Thomas 10-14, Siena Heights 6-9

 
 

GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spring Arbor scored early and often Thursday, and senior Alex Holley set the tone with a two-run home run in the first inning against Thomas.
  • The Cougars would go on to tally single runs in each of the next three innings.
  • Thomas got on the scoreboard in the third inning scoring two runs on a pair of hits. But, that would be all the offense the Nighthawks could muster against Harris, who did not allow another hit the rest of the way.
  • Seven different Cougars recorded at least one hit, including Nick Harris who went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
  • It was the first complete game of the season for Harris. Over seven innings of work, the southpaw allowed two runs on four hits while striking out seven.

 
 

GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Siena Heights capitalized on some SAU miscues in the first inning to jump in front 3-0, but the Cougars pushed two runs across in the second and two more in the third to take the lead.
  • After scoring three more times in the sixth inning, Spring Arbor broke the game open with six runs in the seventh.
  • Chris Triplett, Conner Lengerich and Holley drove in two runs each while Tyler Reed, Jack Driscoll and Harris each scored twice.
  • Junior pitcher Andrew Wright went the distance. After giving up three unearned runs in the first inning, Wright did not allow the Saints to score again.  

 
 

UP NEXT

Spring Arbor takes on No. 18 Bellevue University (11-6) Friday at 10:30 a.m. before facing the tournament hosts, Warner (11-16), at 3:45 p.m.

 
 

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