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9th inning run beats Hanover baseball
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:00 AM
A run in the top of the ninth put Hanover baseball on the wrong side of a 6-5 final with Capital (Ohio) on Tuesday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Winter Haven.
Hanover trailed 5-3 after five innings but Zach Schultz's two-out double scored two runs and tied it at 5-5 in the bottom of the sixth.
The two teams stranded a combined seven base runners in the seventh and eighth innings before Capital put a single and double into play that led to the winning run in the ninth.
Matt Brooks and Nolan Hall each went 3-for-5 in the game to lead the Hanover offensive attack.
Senior Chip Hockenbury took the loss on the mound after giving up the two hits and run in the final inning. Freshman Cody Reiser started the game, allowing five runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out three.
Hanover (2-2) takes on Concordia (Minn.) on Thursday in Auburndale, Fla.
Softball splits twinbill
Hanover softball split a doubleheader against Alma (Mich.) on Tuesday in Clermont, Fla.
In game one Hanover fell 4-2 to the Scots. Freshman Gabrielle Ritchey and senior Megan Hogston combined for five hits as Ritchey tallied three singles and Hogston connected for a double and a single.
The Panthers came back to win game two 4-2. Ritchey had two singles while sophomore catcher Victoria Wilson smacked a double.
Junior pitcher Leah Kemmerer picked up her second win of the season, striking out nineto raise her season total to 25 in two games.
Hanover (3-3) faces Lyndon State (Vt.) and Johnson State (Vt.) in a Thursday doubleheader.
Women's tennis falls 8-1
Hanover women's tennis lost 8-1 to Eckerd (Fla.) on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Panthers dropped all six singles matches but Danielle Miller and Mackenzie Spicer secured a doubles win against Eckerd's Gipson Hawn and Carson Trapp.
Match results were: Singles - No. 1 Gipson Hawn (EC) d. Danielle Miller (HC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Carson Trapp (EC) d. Mackenzie Spicer (HC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-5; No. 3 Erika Fridrik (EC) d. Alexis Taylor (HC) 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 Emily Fridrik (EC) d. Mallory Noble (HC) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3; No. 5 Katie Benn (EC) d. Kelsey Jones (HC) 6-2, 6-0; No. 6 Amy Naula (EC) d. Allison Poston (HC) 6-0, 6-4. Doubles - No. 1 Danielle Miller and Mackenzie Spicer (HC) d. Gipson Hawn and Carson Trapp (EC) 9-8 (7-3); No. 2 Erika Fridrik and Emily Fridrik (EC) d. Kelsey Jones and Mallory Noble (HC) 8-3; No. 3 Katie Benn and Amy Naula (EC) d. Kelly Gehlbach and Kirby Lantz (HC) 8-0.
Hanover, 0-2 this spring and 14-5 overall, plays Webber (Fla.) today.
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