Sewanee baseball finishes successful weekend

By Jeremy O’Neill
Executive Staff

Sewanee baseball found success in a three game home series against Indiana’s Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, splitting the first two games, and jumping out to an early ten run lead in Sunday’s rubber game of the series, which ended too late for this issue.

The first game of Saturday’s doubleheader was a frustrating one for the Tigers, who lost 6-2 despite recording eight hits. The Fightin’ Engineers offense was backed by a single, a double, and a homerun from Ryan Stachowski, who recorded two RBI’s in the process. The visitors also benefited from a solid start from pitcher Luke Buehler, who yielded only one run through six productive innings. 

Sewanee saw more success in an exciting second game of the doubleheader, with a 4-3 walk off win in the later contest. Sully McCreery (C’22) notched the winning hit, coming in cold with a pinch-hit single. Sewanee was able to find production up and down the lineup, with each of its runs coming off of a different player’s bat. 

Sunday afternoon saw an early offensive outburst from the TIgers. Max Murray (C’20) and Jack Galanak (C’21) each had three RBIs midway through the forth frame, and Jake Woolard (C’21) added in two of his own. The Tigers followed another impressive start from their opening pitcher, with Logan Martin (C’23) tossing a shutout through four. 

Sewanee baseball has a busy spring break planned, with a doubleheader on Thursday, March 12 against Iowa Wesleyan on the Domain. The Tigers will then hit the road, for a weekend series with Oglethorpe, before continuing south to Auburndale, Florida for the RussMatt Invitational. There they will face a powerful trio of Salve Regina, Westminster, and College of New Jersey. Sewanee continues action at home from Montgomery Field on Saturday, March 21 against fellow SAA member Hendrix.