Baseball Badgers Sweep Morehouse


Ben Gerety

The Spring Hill College baseball team finished up the series sweep against Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Morehouse College with a 10-2 win on April 15. The Badgers win over the Morehouse Maroon Tigers now has them sitting at 22-4 in the SIAC. The Badgers are holding strong to their second place spot in the conference trailing Albany State University by two games. 

The Badgers had 10 runs on 11 hits overall. The Badgers jumped out to a 5-1 lead through four innings. Ethan Valdez, Norris McClure and Jackson Bell led the Badgers with two hits apiece. In the eighth inning Bell hit an inside the park homerun off a hard liner down the right field line. Valdez led the Badgers with three runs followed by two from Bryce Anderson and Bell. The Badgers dominated the basepaths to combine for 13 stolen bases. They were led by Valdez. 

Evan Langston dominated the Maroon Tigers from the mound pitching seven innings. He struck out nine batters while allowing only two runs. Langston improves his win-loss record to 10-3 on the season. Langston is currently on a five game winning streak for starts dating back to March 19.  

Gage Ragona thought the team played great. Ragona said, “I think we had a pretty good all around game, the hitters brought the energy, the dugout brought the energy. We kinda kept to our formula, we got on base, ran the bases well, played good team defense, so yeah I think it was a job well done”. Ragona is a Redshirt Senior and looks forward to the rest of the season with his teammates. 

Evan Langston, the team’s winning pitcher, discussed his performance. Langston said, “we have been running the bases like crazy, we have just been scooting around on the bases, our defense is looking a little better, we will have an inning here or there that really hurts us, other than that I’m really confident going forward”. 

The Badgers have only seven games remaining on the schedule. If the Badgers hold strong in conference games they will get an opportunity to compete in the, “SIAC Baseball Championship Tournament.” The tournament starts May 4 and will feature the top eight teams from the conference. 

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