|Thomas College||Hope College|
AUBURNDALE, Florida – The Thomas College baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader, 12-0 and 7-5, to Hope College on Tuesday afternoon at Lake Myrtle Sports Complex.
Hope 12, Thomas 0
The Dutchmen pushed three runs across in the first inning on two hits off Terrier starter Matt Rutherford (Saco, Maine / Thornton Academy). Hope continued their strong offense in the bottom of the third as five more runs gave them a commanding 8-0 lead. Tanner Gilmore crushed a deep homerun to left center for three RBIs.
Hope tacked on four more runs later on while holding the Terriers to just four hits in the contest. Eric Plaehn earned the win on the mound for Hope, throwing five innings and striking out two. Rutherford threw 2.1 innings in the loss, allowing seven hits and seven runs.