MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College baseball team dropped both games of their doube-header against Brevard College on Tuesday afternoon.
In Game one, the Cavaliers took a 2-1 lead into the fifth inning but allowed Brevard to score three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to break the game open. Catcher Nick Bray (JR/Alpharetta, GA) was 2-4 with a double and run scored while designated hitter Tray Hill (JR/Chickamauga, GA) went 2-3 including a home run. Right fielder Dylan Jones (SR/Leicester, NC) and left fielder Daniel Branon (SR/Greensboro, NC) both collected three hits as the Cavaliers collectively got twelve hits. However Montreat left eight runners stranded and were hurth by four errors as Brevard would take a 7-3 win.
In the second game, Brevard jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and rolled to a 12-4 victory. The Cavaliers again collected double-figit hits as a team with Tray Hill leadeing the way, going 2-4 with a home run and three RBI. Daniel Branon collected three hits while catcher Zach Jones (JR/Yancyville, NC) went 2-2. Second baseman Grayson Snipes (JR/Lancaster, SC) was 2-3 with a run scored.
The Cavaliers will host Truett-McConnell for a three-game weekend series beginning Friday, March 18th at 2pm.
WALESKA, GA - The Montreat College baseball team picked up their first conference win of the season, taking the finale of a three-game series against Reinhardt University over the weekend.
In the first game on Friday, the Cavaliers took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the eight but allowed the Eagles to score four runs to secure a 6-5 win. Montreat got two hits apiece from catcher Nick Bray (JR/Alpharetta, GA), second baseman Grayson Snipes (JR/Lancaster, SC), and shortstop Robert Hernandez (FR/Miami, FL). Taylor Cornelius (SR/Lakeland, FL) had a strong showing on the mound, giving up only two runs on five hits in seven innings, while striking out eight Reinhardt batters.
In the first game of the Saturday double-header, Reinhardt scored six runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 7-2 victory. The Cavaliers were limited to only three hits, with one of those coming on a base hit from Tray Hill (JR/Chickamauga, GA) in the sixth inning that drove in two runs.
In the series finale Saturday afternoon, Montreat scored three runs in the first two innings and added an insurance run in the fifth that secured a 4-2 win. Catcher Nick Bray led things off in the first with a two-run home run and the Cavaliers would also get an RBI from right fielder Dylan Jones (SR/Leicester, NC) and third baseman Conner Bryant (JR/Sandy, OR). Second baseman Grayson Snipes added to the offense by going 2-3 with two doubles. John Cassandra (SO/Cumming, GA) went the distance on the mound for Montreat, giving up two runs on eight hits over seven innings to earn the victory.
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Tuesday, March 15th when they welcome Brevard College for a double-header at Newell Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1pm.
MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College baseball team got off to a strong start during their Thursday afternoon matchup against Saginaw Valley State but were not able to maintain the early momentum in a 16-3 loss to the Cardinals.
The Cavaliers scored all three of their runs in the first inning. First baseman Tray Hill (JR/Chickamauga, GA), right fielder Dylan Jones (SR/Leicester, NC), and third baseman John Cassandra (SO/Cumming, GA) all delivered RBIs during the first inning to take the early lead. From there, the Cardinals shut down the Montreat bats while scoring in every inning except the fourth. The game was still within reach for Montreat heading into the seventh inning where they trailed 7-3. A flurry of offense for the Cardinals led to nine runs crossing the plate in the seventh as they ran away with the win.
Jones went 2-3 for the game including a double and Cassandra went 1-2 with a double. Center fielder Danilo De Armas (SO/Miami, FL) went 1-3 with a run scored.
The team has a short turnaround as they head to Georgia on Friday, March 11th for a bout with Appalachian Athletic Conference rival Reinhardt. The teams will play at 6pm on Friday and will follow that up with a double-header on Saturday beginning at 1pm.