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Colonels Blank Spalding 3-0 in Non-conference Tilt

Colonels Blank Spalding 3-0 in Non-conference Tilt

DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre baseball team earned a 3-0 triumph over visiting Spalding in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday evening at Gary Wright Field. The Colonels improve to 11-7 with the win while the Golden Eagles drop to 12-7.

Centre got on the board in the third inning when senior left fielder Alex Richardson drew a walk with the bases loaded, scoring freshman third baseman Matt LaPoint (Freeport, Maine) on the play.

The Colonels extended their lead to 2-0 in the fifth frame as sophomore right fielder Drew Schacht (Lexington, Ky.) scored after a throwing error by Spalding on a Schacht stolen base.

Centre added a run in the same at-bat as freshman Seth Hagan (Goshen, Ky.) connected on an RBI single to left field to bring home senior first baseman Greyson Evans (Kernersville, N.C.).

Sophomore pitcher Aaryn Chandler (St. John, Ind.) earned his first win of the season on the mound for the Colonels, tossing six shutout innings and limiting the Golden Eagles to just three hits with three walks.

Senior pitcher Alex Edwards (Goshen, Ohio) added three innings of scoreless relief to collect his first save of the year, allowing three hits with a strikeout.

Freshman shortstop Parker Selin (Lexington, Ky.) and LaPoint each went 2-for-4 while Hagan was 1-for-4 with the RBI.

Centre returns to action with a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) series at Millsaps beginning this Friday, March 24 at 2pm CT.