SEWANEE, Tenn. -- The Covenant baseball team dropped both non-conference games of a doubleheader against Sewanee on Tuesday afternoon, falling in the first game 8-3 and losing game two 10-6.
The Scots are now at 13-22 on the season, while the Tigers are 16-17.
GAME ONE: Sewanee 8, Covenant 3
Sewanee set the pace of game one very quickly, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first off of four hits, then another two runs off of three hits in the bottom of the second to make the score 5-0.
The Scots were able to hold the Tigers after the first two innings, allowing only one hit in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings. In the top of the fifth, Joel Johnson put the Scots on the scoreboard with a three-run homer, tying Caleb Bloye's team-high of four home runs on the season and cutting Sewanee's lead down to two runs.
The Tigers answered back with three more runs of their own, with one in the bottom of the fifth and two in the bottom of the sixth. Covenant was unable to obtain the lead, and never got the chance to play the bottom of the seventh inning, falling with a final score of 8-3.
For the Tigers, Harrison Lee (1-5) went 4.1 innings and picked up his first win of the season.
GAME TWO: Sewanee 10, Covenant 6
Sewanee came out of the gate for game two riding the momentum of their game one win, quickly picking up three runs in the bottom of the first after DH Jared Demkowicz cleared the bases with a 3-RBI double.
In the top of the third, Caleb Bloye drove home Christian Murray on a two-out RBI double to make the score 3-1. But in the bottom of fourth, the Tigers took a big lead after scoring six runs on only two hits, finishing the inning with five unearned runs to increase the lead to 9-1.
In the top of the fifth, Forrest Hunter launched a two-run home run to make the score 9-3. The homer was Hunter's first of the season, and the third of his career. In the top of the sixth, the Scots kept up the momentum as Zack Walch, Caleb Bloye, and Joel Johnson picked up an RBI apiece to cut the lead to 9-6.
Sewanee knocked in one more run in the bottom of the sixth to bring the score to 10-6 going into the final inning. In the top of the seventh, Covenant was unable to put any more runs on the scoreboard, ending the game with the 10-6 score.
On the mound for the Scots was sophomore right-hander Sam Doherty (1-2). Doherty went 2.0 innings in his first career start, striking out one batter. Richie Hennessey came in and pitched the final 2.1 innings. Hennessey struck out three batters and allowed one run.
Andrew Naspinski (1-0) picked up his first win of the season for the Tigers, going 3.2 innings before being relieved. Overall, Sewanee put six pitchers on the mound throughout the seven-inning contest.
The Scots will play in their final road game of the season on Tuesday, April 18, against Carson-Newman. The game will begin at 6 p.m. at Smokies Stadium in Sevierville, Tenn.
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