MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College baseball team took one of three games against Truett-McConnell in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.
In the Thursday matchup, the Cavaliers jumped out to a 6-1 lead after three innings, but the Bears scored four runs in the seventh to tie the game and added two more in the top of the ninth to take the 8-6 victory. The Cavaliers racked up twelve hits during the game including two apiece from Daniel Branon (SR/Greensboro, NC), Nick Bray (JR/Alpharetta, GA), Grayson Snipes (JR/Lancaster, SC), and Robert Hernandez (FR/Miami, FL). Chase Day (JR/Easley,SC) went 1-3 including a three-run home run that was part of the big first inning for the Cavaliers. Braeden Daniels (FR/Statesville, NC) went seven strong innings on the mound, giving up only two runs on six hits in the no decision.
In the first game of the Friday matchup, it took the Cavaliers six innings to score but they got four across the plate in a 4-2 win. Down 2-0 heading into the sixth inning, Tray Hill (JR/Chickamauga, GA) drilled a 2-2 pitch over the wall to tie the game at 2-2. A Chase Day double would later drive in Frank Perez (FR/Miami, FL) to give Montreat a 3-2 lead and Robert Hernandez would drive in Mason Biddix (FR/Granite Falls, NC) with a base hit to make the score 4-2. Taylor Cornelius (SR/Lakeland, FL) was strong on the mound, giving up two runs on eight hits in the complete game win.
In the series finale, the Cavaliers went up 2-0 in the first inning but the Bears used a five-run fifth inning to propel them to an 8-4 win. Tray Hill went 1-3 with three RBIs, including a two-run home run in the 5th inning. Nick Bray led the Cavaliers with two hits in the loss.
The team will be back in action on Wednesday, March 23rd when they travel to Morris College for a double header.
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.