|Lyndon State College||Thomas College|
WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College baseball team split two games with Lyndon State College in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader on Friday night. The Hornets took a 7-5 victory in game one followed by the Terriers taking game two, 5-4, in a game that ended at 12:30a.m. Saturday morning.
Thomas 5, Lyndon State 4
The Terriers wasted no time getting to Hornets starter Tyler Davis as they pushed across four runs in the first inning. With the bases loaded, Jordan Gibson (Marietta, Ga.) walked to bring in Kelly. Carson Dalheim (Wayne, Maine) followed with a two-RBI single to left field to bring in Curtis and Isaiah Arana (Orlando, Fla.) A fielder’s choice from Tristan Pena (Portland, Texas) scored a run for 4-0 lead.
The Hornets got a run back in the top of the second as Codi Smith was able to score on an error that would have ended the inning. Thomas added another in the next half of the inning as Kelly scored once again on a fielder’s choice from Grant Corbett (Manchester, N.H.)
Lyndon State looked to rally in the top of the fifth as an RBI double from Ryan Cordeiro and RBI single from Eason cut the Terriers lead down to two. The inning continued as the Hornets had the bases loaded and no outs. Pitcher Thomas Paola (Bar Harbor, Maine) came in for the Terriers to get three outs, holding Lyndon from scoring anymore runs.
The Hornets threatened once again in the final frame as they began in the inning with two walks. Nate Martin (China, Maine) came in relief of Paola to get the final three outs, allowing one run to score to finish the game at 5-4.
Matt Rutherford (Saco, Maine) was given the win on the mound for Thomas, throwing four innings, scattering four hits, and allowing three runs (two earned).