|Colby College||Williams College|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Tyler Mulberry had two hits and drove in three runs and teammate Matt Mitchell was on base three times for the Colby College baseball team in an 8-5 win over Williams College in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday.
The Ephs took a 1-0 win in the opening game. The Mules (9-20 overall) fell in three straight one-run games before pulling out the last of four contests against Williams (15-8).
Mulberry also scored a run and had a walk, while Mitchell walked twice and scored two runs. Ben Coleman added two hits and one run. Matt Garcia and Ryder Arsenault both scored and had one hit.
Will Cohen pitched the first three innings and allowed no earned runs while striking out three batters. Matt Reasor had his first collegiate victory with 1.1 innings of work and closer Jackson Ward pitched the seventh inning for his fourth save of the season.
The Mules were trailing 4-2 before scoring six runs in the top of the sixth inning. Arsenualt started the rally with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch with one out. Mitchell walked and Coleman was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Matt Treveloni reached on a fielder’s choice and all three runs scored on a throwing error by the shortstop.
The Mules loaded the bases again when Garcia singled Treveloni to second base. Noah Tocci walked to bring up Mulberry, who doubled to left center to plate all three runners.
Colby had single runs in the third and fourth innings. Mitchell walked with one out, took second on a single by Coleman, and went to third on a fielder’s choice. Mitchell then scored on another infield error by the Ephs.
Mulberry walked to start the fourth inning and advanced to second on William Wessman’s single up the middle. Arsenault had a sacrifice bunt to move the runners up a base. Mitchell came up with two outs and had a clutch single to bring in Mulberry.
The Ephs’ John Lamont threw a two-hit shutout in the first game, striking out two and walking four.
Taimu Ito also pitched well for the Mules, throwing 6.2 innings before Williams scored the lone run in the seventh. Ito gave up just four hits, struck out two, and walked two.
Garcia and Ward had the only hits in the first game for Colby. With two outs and Adam Regensburg on second, Adam Dulsky singled down the left field line to bring in the lone run.