Mustangs Gallop Past Chargers With Season-High 19 Runs

Mustangs Gallop Past Chargers With Season-High 19 Runs

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Stevenson baseball team took their hitting shoes hitting shoes on the road on Monday afternoon pounding out a season-high 19 runs and 17 hits in a 19-6 victory over Lancaster Bible College in non-conference action.  Senior Jordan Moore notched his second home run of the season with a fifth-inning grand slam.

  • Stevenson (14-13) struck early against home starter Kyle Ebersole as junior Kevin Murray Jr. drew a leadoff walk then advanced to third thanks to a wild pitch and swiping a bag.
  • Moore began the scoring when he reached on an error by the left fielder allowing Murray to score. 
  • Junior Alex Kidwiler made it 2-0 driving home Moore thanks to the second consecutive Chargers miscue.
  • With runners on the corners and two down sophomore Thomas Holcomb pushed the margin to 3-0 on a double to deep left field.
  • Lancaster Bible (6-10) worked themselves right back into the game in the home-half facing freshman Matt Reich as Nate McFarland and Jacob Schenck both produced one-out singles to bring up Will Welsh.
  • He leveled the game at 3-3 with a three-run homer.
  • Reich retired the next two batters to end the frame.

  • Freshman Matt Luterman led off by working a walk which was followed by a two-bagger for Murray leaving runners at second and third for senior Matthew Kerber.
  • He made it 4-3 with a single to left.
  • After Moore was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  Kidwiler suffered the same result which forced home Murray for the 5-3 lead still with one out.
  • Fellow senior Zachary DeLong plated the third run of the inning by lifting a sac fly to right.  Holcomb went down on strikes to end the attack.
  • Reich posted a shutdown frame with two strikeouts and a groundout to third.

  • The visitors continued the attack as Luterman became the third man to be hit by a pitch and Murray worked a walk with one out.
  • A fielder's choice hit into by freshman Jonathan Brandt forced out a runner but left men on the corners for Kerber.
  • He picked up his second RBI of the afternoon with an infield single letting Luterman come home for the 7-3 edge.
  • Reich surrendered a base-runner in the bottom of the inning, but a groundout off the bat of Adam Cohick stalled any potential threat. 

  • The Mustangs got six in their half of the fifth.
  • Murray, Brandt, and Kerber all reached base without recording a hit which brought Moore to the dish.
  • He cleared the decks with a grand slam extended the margin to 11-3.
  • That was the end of the day for Ebersole as Colin Myers took over on the mound.
  • With men at second and third and still no one out Holcomb drove in one with a single, then two batters later Luterman plated run 13 with a sac fly to left.
  • The Chargers would get the bases full with two gone against Reich, however, he got Cohick to watch strike three to end the frame.

  • Stevenson put two on with a pair away in the top of the frame, but Brandt popped out to first for the final out.
  • Freshman Malcolm Edelin took over in the seventh, unfortunately, he did not record an out as he walked the bases loaded to bring sophomore Patrick Sullivan out of the pen.
  • Cohick delivered a sacrifice fly and Beau Heagy picked up an RBI groundout to pull the score to 13-5.
  • Sullivan got out of the inning when he struck out Jacob Alvarez to retire the side.

  • Holcomb drove in RBI number three with a two-bagger to right scoring Kidwiler who had reached on a fielder's choice.
  • After a walk to Terrell left men on first and third, Luterman made it 15-5 on a single up the middle, Holcomb also came home thanks to an error by the second baseman.
  • Josh Saufley got one back for the home team with a two-out homer.

  • The Mustangs were not done with their attack as a leadoff walk issued to senior pinch-hitter Michael Rhodes came around to score one hitter later when freshman Will Mesa ripped a double to left plating Rhodes.
  • He ran across home on the next batter when Moore reached on an error by the second baseman.
  • Senior Sam Ferreira drove home the final run on the game with a base hit to right field scoring Moore.
  • Sophomore Michael Smell allowed a walk, but got a pair of strikeouts and a fly out to close the game.

  • W: Matt Reich (1-1), L: Kyle Ebersole (1-2)
  • Reich got the win going six innings allowing three runs on five hits with nine K's.
  • Holcomb and DeLong combined to go 7-13 with two doubles, three runs scored, and four RBIs.
  • Murray and Kerber each notched two hits and scored five total runs.
  • Moore went 1-5 with a grand slam and three runs scored.
  • Six other Mustangs totaled a hit apiece.
  • Ebersole took the loss lasting 4.0 frames surrendering 11 runs (eight earned) on eight hits and walking five.
  • Welsh led the Chargers at the dish going 2-3 with three RBIs, scoring one run and hitting a home run.

  • Stevenson continues non-conference play on Wednesday, April 10 when they travel to the nation's capital Washington, D.C. for a matchup with the Cardinals of Catholic University.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:30pm.