Hawks Baseball Complete Suspended Game with Win
Box Score CARY, N.C. – The Chowan University Baseball team wrapped up the regular season against St. Augustine's on Monday afternoon in a suspended contest from April 3. The Hawks picked up the victory 4-2 after resuming the contest in the ninth with a 4-1 lead.
FINAL | Chowan 4, St. Augustine's
LOCATION | Cary, N.C. (USA Baseball Complex)
RECORDS | Chowan 25-23 (13-3), St. Augustine's 18-32 (5-11)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Aaron Flanagan recorded a two RBI double in the ninth to push across the eventual winning run. Tyler Jones and Julian Lopez tallied a hit in the contest. Jones and Marquise Lanier posted a RBI in the win.
Matt Kaplan (2-4) picked up the win on the mound tossing 8.0 innings scattering six hits to allow two runs (one earned). Zack Cooper tossed a scoreless outing in the ninth with a strikeout and two ground outs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hawks broke the scoreless contest in the top of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Aaron Flanagan started the inning with a hit by pitch. After a Falcon miscue, Flanagan and Tyler Jones moved up 90 feet on a double steal. Marquise Lanier would bring home Flanagan on a RBI groundout to short.
Chowan would threaten again in the fourth by loading the bases, but were unable to scratch across a run. Tre Brosdahl reached base via a hit by pitch and was pushed to second on a Harry Markotay walk. A fielder's choice put runner's on the corners with two outs. Aaron Flanagan drew a walk to load the bases but would be stranded after a line out to end the inning.
St. Augustine's tied things in the bottom of the fourth on a Hawk miscue. After a one-out single, an error kept the inning alive for the Falcons with the next batter brining home the tying run on a single to center.
The later innings did not produce anything for either side as the doubleheader went into extra innings.
Chowan capitalized on the Falcon pitching change in the top of the ninth. Harry Markotay drew a walk to start the rally. A single by Julian Lopez but the runner in scoring position with no outs. Markotay and Lopez moved up 90 feet on the passed ball before Aaron Flanagan doubled through the left side to give the Hawks a 3-1 advantage. Tyler Jones widened the lead with a single to push things to 4-1 heading into the bottom half of the inning.
After two walks and a wild pitch to start the inning, the contest was suspended and resumed on May 1st.
Zack Cooper pitched in relief following the resumption of the contest leading 4-1 and runners on second and third. Cooper pitched out of the jam with only one run scoring after producing the first two outs of the inning on ground balls. Cooper finished off the inning with a strikeout.
Chowan will take on No. 4 seeded Virginia State in the opening round of the 2017 CIAA Baseball Championships on May 4 in Petersburg, Va. First pitch is at 12pm.