FREDERICK, Md. – Three big innings propelled the Hood College baseball team past Stevenson University for a 15-2 MAC Commonwealth victory at Frederick Community College Friday afternoon.
The Blazers (8-13, 3-7 MAC Commonwealth) scored four times in the second, six times in the fourth and pushed across five runs in the sixth. Hood pounded out 18 hits against four Mustang pitchers.
Stevenson (11-14, 4-6 MAC Commonwealth), which saw a five-game win streak snapped, grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a two-out, two-run home run by junior Michael Rhodes. The home run, Rhodes' first of the season, scored junior Jake Dimon, who singled up the middle with two away.
Junior Jake Hall extended his hit streak to six games with a double to open the game, while Dimon hit safely in his fifth straight contest.
Travis Schweizer improved to 5-1 for Hood, working the first six innings and allowing four hits and two runs. Sophomore James Wiercinski took the loss for Stevenson, allowing 12 hits and six earned runs (10 total) in the first 3.1 innings. The Blazers outhit the Mustangs 18-6.
Stevenson and Hood play a 1:00 doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Stevenson's Sugar Field.