Chowan Baseball: Hawks Take Two Out of Four From Warriors
MURFREESBORO, NC – Kyle Cross' walk off single in the bottom of the 8thinning lifted Chowan over East Stroudsburg University in game three of the four-game series 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks dropped the fourth game 6-4 to move their overall record to 8-10. East Stroudsburg came into the game ranked fourth in the region. Chowan took two out of four games in the series.
After playing from behind for most of the game, the Hawks posted three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to knot the game at 5-5. Harry Markotay led the inning off with a single to centerfield and advanced to second base on an Aaron Flanagan single down the left field line. With one out, Connor Arcobasso singled to right center, scoring Markotay. Arcobasso took advantage of a miscue by ESU's right fielder and advanced to second base. On that same play Flanagan scored from third base to cut the lead to 5-4. Marquise Lanier blasted a triple to right center field to score Arcobasso and tie the game at 5-5.
Corey Fago, who came in to pitch in relief of starter Jake Moore, got the Hawks out of the top of the 8th unscathed, setting up the Hawks offense and Cross' game-winning run. Zack Cooper led the inning off with a single to left field and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Trent Brosdahl moved Cooper to third base on a fly out to centerfield. ESU intentionally walked Markotay and Flanagan, setting up Cross with one out and the bases loaded. Cross drilled a line drive opposite field to score Cooper from third base and give the Hawks the come-from-behind 6-5 win.
Fago picked up the win in relief after throwing four innings. He scattered three hits and struck out five batters in route to his second win of the season. Cross tallied the teams only multiple hit game after going 2-4 at the plate.
East Stroudsburg picked up the night cap win with a final of 6-4.
The Hawks battled back in game two after getting down 6-0. They posted two runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to cut the lead to 6-2. Back-to-back homeruns by Cooper and Brosdahl cut the Warriors lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Both Lanier and Brosdahl ended game two 3-3 at the plate. Brosdahl drove in two runs and scored two runs in the loss.
Chowan will travel to UNC-Pembroke for a two-game series on March 7thand 8th.